Problematic Species and the Quabbin Reservoir: Balancing Ecological Diversity, Recreation, and Water Quality

Quabbin Reservoir Dates: January 3 – 21, 2011
Days: Weekdays
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Access: All Five College students, no charge
Credit: None (co-curricular)

Problematic Species and the Quabbin Reservoir: Balancing Ecological Diversity, Recreation, and Water Quality

Dates: January 4 – 22, 2010
Days: Weekdays
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location:Meeting in Webster 102 and the lower floors of Seeley Mudd; faculty presentations and technology trainings in various classrooms; on-site visits to the Quabbin Reservoir and the Harvard Forest.

Overpopulated Animals

Submitted by Andy Anderson

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

Stewards or Curators? Caring for Nature

Submitted by Andy Anderson
Dizard, Jan E., Going Wild: Hunting, Animal Rights, and the Contested Meaning of Nature, 1999, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, pp. 173-211.

Overpopulated Animals

Submitted by Andy Anderson
Short articles discussing some of the problems associated with overpopulated animals:

Stewards or Curators? Caring for Nature

Submitted by Andy Anderson
Dizard, Jan E., Going Wild: Hunting, Animal Rights, and the Contested Meaning of Nature, 1999, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, pp. 173-211.

Overpopulated Animals

Submitted by Andy Anderson

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

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.

Stewards or Curators? Caring for Nature

Submitted by Andy Anderson
Dizard, Jan E., Going Wild: Hunting, Animal Rights, and the Contested Meaning of Nature, 1999, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, pp. 173-211.

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