Welcome to Human & Wildlife Ecology

The information presented here is the synthesis of collaborative work completed by students in the Ecosystem Management Technician program at Fleming College’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences. Our focus is the intersection of human and the wildlife ecology. We are particularly interested in situations where plants and animals are perceived to be having a negative impact on ecological health or human activities. Our goal is to apply principles of ecology to resolve these issues.

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Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) – Historical Profile

Written by: Brandon Holden, Alison Kilpatrick, Jonathan Sukhra, Lily Vuong HISTORICAL PROFILE  The history of Kudzu, Pueraria montana var. lobata, started off in eastern Asia in primarily subtropical and temperate regions. The kudzu plant was introduced to the United States from Japan in 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The vine was widely marketed … Continue reading Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) – Historical Profile

Autumn Olive Management Strategy

Historical Profile             Similar species to the Autumn Olive are the Russian Olive, Buffalo Berry, and Bush Honeysuckle. Based on early reports of the species it was brought over to North America/United States by early settlers in the 1830’s as a source of food, medicine, wildlife habitat, ornamental use, and windbreaks. Autumn Olive is found … Continue reading Autumn Olive Management Strategy

Northern Pike, (Esox lucius) and Smallmouth Bass, (Micropterus dolomieu) – Management Strategy

Written by: Lindsay Bagg, Trevor Vanderkooy, Victor Del Dotto, Joe Atkinson and Brianna Grieves Legal Factors Lindsay, ON exists within Zone 17 as described by the Ontario Fishing Regulations. In Zone 17 there are currently few limitations set for fishing northern pike and smallmouth bass. The open season for northern pike exists all year long … Continue reading Northern Pike, (Esox lucius) and Smallmouth Bass, (Micropterus dolomieu) – Management Strategy

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