The scope of wildlife damage management activities continues to expand. For example, increased populations of urban, resident Canada geese pose nuisance/contamination problems in many municipalities throughout the United States. New wildlife diseases (e.g., hantavirus, bovine TB, chronic wasting disease) pose risks to human health, livestock production and wildlife populations. Predators (i.e., red fox) can deter recovery efforts for certain endangered/threatened species (i.e., California least tern).
Essentially, 4 parameters characterize the economics of wildlife damage management activities:
Project Leader: Dr. Stephanie A. Shwiff
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Blackbird Damage to the Sunflower Crop in ND, SD, KS, CO, MN, TX, NE, and VT
Blackbird Damage to Sunflower Crops in Nebraska
Blackbird Damage to Sunflower Crops in North Dakota
Blackbird Damage to Sunflower Crops in South Dakota