Overpopulated Animals

Submitted by Andy Anderson

Short articles discussing some of the problems associated with overpopulated animals:

Vegetation Heterogeneity

Christophe Hebe

 Hemlock BranchThis project will compare the diversity of tree species in different CFI plots around the northern part of the Quabbin reservoir.

Deer and Moose Impact on the Quabbin

Ishani Shrestha, Nguyen Ha, and Risalat Khan

In the mid 1980s, a trip to the forest surrounding the Quabbin reservoir hardly gave away that the forest with its towering trees and flourishing ferns was being “invaded” by white-tailed deer. With their natural predators like cougars and gray wolves removed from North-East United States, with hunting prohibited and with human intervention that enabled them to find food sources in agricultural fields and gardens, the deer population in this region saw a steady incline since the establishment of the Quabbin forest in the 1930s.

Moose in the Quabbin

Submitted by Andy Anderson
Photo of moose in the Quabbin. From

Overpopulated Animals

Submitted by Andy Anderson

Short articles discussing some of the problems associated with overpopulated animals:

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