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Visiting professor will discuss coyotes at PSC

September 6, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

PAUL SMITHS - A behavioral ecologist will kick off the fall 2012 Fisheries and Wildlife Science Seminar series at Paul Smith's College with a talk about the "Suburban Coyote Syndrome."

Professor Dan Bogan will discuss his recent doctoral work at Cornell University, where he studied coyotes and their interactions with humans. His talk will take place from 10:10 to 11:05 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in the Freer Auditorium.

Bogan also studied spatial ecology and survivorship of coyotes and other carnivores, such as fishers, while working toward his master's degree at SUNY Albany. He is a 1996 graduate of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a frequent visitor to the Adirondacks.

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A coyote runs in front of a sport-utility vehicle while crossing state Route 3 near Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise file photo — Mike Lynch)

Bogan is currently teaching courses in Paul Smith's College's School of Natural Resources Management and Ecology while filling in for professor Celia Evans, who will be in Siberia on a Fulbright fellowship this fall.

All Fisheries and Wildlife Seminars are free and open to the public. For the past six years, Paul Smith's College has hosted a different professional fisheries and wildlife biologist each month as part of the series, which is sponsored by the Fisheries and Wildlife Science program.

Two more Fisheries and Wildlife Science Seminars will follow this fall. On Friday, Oct. 12, Ray Rainbolt, a civilian employee for the Department of Defense at Fort Drum, will discuss his experience managing habitat for a variety of species including black bears and endangered species such as Indiana bats. He'll also discuss managing game species for hunting by Army personnel at Fort Drum.

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On Friday, Nov. 2, Hugh Robinson will talk about his work with mountain lions in Montana. Since 1996, he has been involved in cougar research in British Columbia, Washington, Montana and the mountain national parks of Canada, which has helped shape their wildlife management policies.

Both talks will also take place from 10:10 to 11:05 a.m. in the Freer Auditorium.

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If you go ...

Who: Dan Bogan

What: Presentation on "Suburban Coyote Syndrome"

Where: Freer Auditorium, Paul Smith's College

When: 10:10 to 11:05 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7

How much: Free



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