on Feb 22, 2011 12:00 AM • Views 2825
Media Contact: Marti Kane, Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education
(919) 707-0203
marti.kane@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 22, 2011) – The March 23 program in the Fisheries and Wildlife Seminars at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education will examine the effects of forest harvesting on amphibians.

Dr. Jessica Homyack, a wildlife scientist with the Weyerhaeuser Company, will present research from a 15-year field experiment examining the effects of a wide range of oak regeneration practices on terrestrial salamanders.

The seminar begins at 4 p.m. immediately following a 3:30 p.m. networking session with free refreshments.

Although researchers consistently detect negative effects of clear-cut harvesting on relative abundances of amphibians, the long-term responses of populations, the mechanisms of declines, and community responses across a range of forestry techniques have not been well-described. Dr. Homyack will also discuss emerging issues related to forest management and biodiversity.

The program is part of an open-to-the-public series in partnership with faculty and students in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program at NCSU and biologists, managers and educators with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

The Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education is a free visitor and learning facility of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Located at 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, on the Centennial Campus of N.C. State University, the center features interactive exhibits highlighting Piedmont wildlife species and habitats. A limited number of free visitor parking spaces are available at the Center, and a $2 daily pass for nearby campus parking is available at the Centennial Campus visitor booth on Varsity Drive.

For more information on the Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar series at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education, call (919) 707-0203 or click here..