Thursday March 10th, Dr. Chris Brand shared stories about wildlife disease outbreak investigations and research. How duck plague (anatid herpesvirus 1) forced the government to be serious about wildlife diseases. How avian cholera (Pasteurella multocida) moved with the snow geese migration from North to South and how two wildlife biologist got infected with a parrot disease (Chlamydia psittaci) working on these outbreaks. Lastly we discussed how the field is changing: quickly emerging new diseases, wildlife disease classes are offered at many universities, modeling diseases is becoming more important, but boots on the ground should remain.
Thank you all for coming out and thank you Dr. Brand for your swan song!
Ians pizza, soda and hanging out with wildlife enthusiasts. While munching on a sponsored Mac ‘n Cheese pizza, sipping on a Cherry Coke Pepsi, we watched and learned about the restoration of an American Serengeti. The American Prairie Reserve aims to restore a large ecosystem, where the bison will roam freely again, by connecting two Indian reservations and the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge by deeding and leasing private lands.
In addition, we saw prairie dogs, elk, black-footed ferrets and wildfire!
Thanks everybody for showing up and thank Ians for pizza!
2016, soon to be the year of the Monkey! We didn’t monkey around and just had our first board meeting of 2016! Hopefully, you are having an awesome winterbreak and we are super excited to share our spring plans with you:
January 28th 6PM @Robert P. Hanson Building 101: Social! Chips and movies!
February 2nd 5-8PM @Kohl Center: Come meet us and the Badger at the Student Org fair
February 11th 6PM: Awesome summerjobs, how to get them in Madison and the US.
Other Monthly Meetings: March 10th, April 24th and 28th (Baby animal trivia!)
Join us; for a trip to the International Crane Foundation, to track porcupines and to learn and meet up with your wildlife friends and heros at our first Mini Conference!