Join us for a fascinating presentation from Dr. Chris Mowry on the Atlanta Coyote Project and their current collaboration with the Urban Wildlife Information Network, based out of Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. The project is studying the overall biodiversity (including coyotes) in Atlanta while also making geographic comparisons with other cities.Why study urban wildlife, including coyotes? Wildlife can be surprisingly abundant and diverse even in the densest of cities, including Atlanta. Studying urban animal communities helps us understand stressors on wildlife populations,species interactions, and sources of human-wildlife conflict in order to preserve biodiversity, maintain ecosystem function, reduce property damage,foster safe neighborhoods, and encourage positive associations with wildlife.
Chris Mowry is an associate professor of biology at Berry College, in Rome, Georgia, a position he has held since 1994. Chris teaches courses in introductory biology, ecology, and conservation biology, and has an active research program centered on animal ecology. His research focuses on urban coyote populations in the metro Atlanta area through the Atlanta Coyote Project, which he founded in 2014 with Dr.Larry Wilson (Fernbank Science Center, Emory University). Chris also studies the feeding ecology and conservation of non-human primates, particularly lemurs and African monkeys, as well as chytrid fungus in amphibians. Students are involved in all aspects of his research. He holds a B.A. in biology from Wake Forest University and an M.S. and Ph.D in ecology from Emory University.
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