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dc.contributor.authorBrazil, Zachary
dc.contributor.authorOsen, Jake
dc.description1 Broadside. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractOdocoileus virginianus or white tailed deer is a very common species in the state of Michigan. In the early 20th century this population was very low, but with the help of wildlife managers numbers recovered to the point where there is now an overabundance. An overabundance of deer in an area has both ecological and economic impacts. When there is an overabundance of deer in area they put browsing pressures on the plants and can even eliminate certain species from an area. Economically, an overabundance of deer raises the likelihood of deer related car accidents and can also cause indirect health issues by providing a host for ticks which cause lyme disease when they bite a human. To understand these impacts a rough population count is needed and when in an urban setting it is much more difficult to do studies as there is a lot of private land. That is where citizen science comes into play, as the citizens are enlisted to help you obtain the data needed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2021en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleUsing Citizen Science to Record Deer Populations in Kalamazoo, Michigan Neighborhoodsen_US

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    Poster and oral presentations by senior biology majors that include the results of their Senior Integrated Projects (SIPs) at the Diebold Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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