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Natural Resources University is a podcast network focused on delivering science-based natural resource management. The series housed within this network aim to deliver expert-based knowledge for their corresponding genre of natural resource management.

Natural Resources University Collaboration of land-grant universities

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    • 5.0 • 103 Ratings

Natural Resources University is a podcast network focused on delivering science-based natural resource management. The series housed within this network aim to deliver expert-based knowledge for their corresponding genre of natural resource management.

    Trees are for Fish | Fish University #259

    Trees are for Fish | Fish University #259

    Anglers know that many fish species depend on the structure that trees provide. Habitat, such as standing timber, blow downs, snags, and cypress trees are popular places to fish in lakes and streams. But what about when the river leaves the riverbed and enters the bottomland forest? It turns out that this “flooded forest” habitat is critical for many fish species. Most lowland rivers used to seasonally flood into the surrounding forests, which could remain inundated for months at a time. These areas were important to spawning, early life history, and feeding ecology of many important fish species. Today, many rivers have lost this connection due to river regulation for navigation and flood control, with consequence for many river species that depended on flooded forests. In this episode, Wes discusses the value of flooded forests and ways we can improve our highly regulated rivers with Dr. Sandra Correa.    

    Do you have questions or comments? Follow the Fish University Facebook community and chat with Wes or suggest future episodes!

    • 55 min
    Buck Food Plot Use During the Hunting Season | Deer University #258

    Buck Food Plot Use During the Hunting Season | Deer University #258

    In this episode we visit with Dr. Natasha Ellison to review her findings relative to buck use of food plots during the hunting season.  How often are bucks visiting food plots pre-rut, peak-rut, and post-rut?  When are bucks spending more time on food plots?  How does hunting pressure affect these relationships?  Natasha is a Mathematical Ecologist and is helping the MSU Deer Lab dig deeper in the buck movement dataset to answer questions about buck behavior relevant to hunters and managers.
    Check out the MSU Deer Lab’s online seminar series (here) and choose the Natural Resources option from the Categories drop down menu.  You will have to create an account to view the seminars.  The seminars are free unless you are seeking professional educational credits.
    Also, be sure to visit our YouTube channel (here)

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Do turkeys lek and does it matter? | Wild Turkey Science #257

    Do turkeys lek and does it matter? | Wild Turkey Science #257

    Dr. Dwayne Elmore, Director of the Game Bird Program at Tall Timbers Research Station, joins us to breakdown the reproductive ecology and behavior of wild turkeys, how and why they lek, and if this impacts spring hunting.
    Donate to wild turkey research: UF Turkey Donation Fund , Auburn Turkey Donation Fund
     
    Resources:
    Honeycomb Custom Calls
    Red-capped manakin bird
     
    Dr. Dwayne Elmore Tall Timbers, Academic Profile
    Dr. Marcus Lashley @DrDisturbance, Academic Profile
    Dr. Will Gulsby @dr_will_gulsby, Academic Profile
    Turkeys for Tomorrow @turkeysfortomorrow 
    UF DEER Lab @ufdeerlab, YouTube
     
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    This podcast is made possible by Turkeys for Tomorrow, a grassroots organization dedicated to the wild turkey. To learn more about TFT, go to turkeysfortomorrow.org. 
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    Music by Artlist.io
    Produced & edited by Charlotte Nowak
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Pulling the Covers Off Buck Beds | Deer University #256

    Pulling the Covers Off Buck Beds | Deer University #256

    In this episode we visit with Luke Resop to discuss buck beds and bedding areas.  How often are they bedding?  What’s their affinity to certain bedding areas?  What’s the circuit time for returning to a bedding area?  Day beds and night beds are all discussed.  We also introduce our newest member to the MSU Deer Lab, Dr. Natasha Ellison.  She is a Mathematical Ecologist and is helping us dig deeper in the buck movement dataset to answer questions about buck behavior relevant to hunters and managers.
    Check out the MSU Deer Lab’s online seminar series (here) and choose the Natural Resources option from the Categories drop down menu.  You will have to create an account to view the seminars.  The seminars are free unless you are seeking professional educational credits.
    Also, be sure to visit our YouTube channel (here)

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Understanding Buck Movement (Part 2) | Deer University #255

    Understanding Buck Movement (Part 2) | Deer University #255

    The latest Extension publication from the MSU Deer Lab is “Understanding Buck Movement: How, When, and Why Bucks Navigate the Landscape” is now available for viewing and download.  You can find the publication here:
    https://www.msudeer.msstate.edu/results.php?q=deer%20movement
    In Part 2, Steve and Bronson discuss more of the findings presented in the publication and explain how you can interpret the data and use the information for management and hunting.
    Check out the MSU Deer Lab’s online seminar series (here) and choose the Natural Resources option from the Categories drop down menu.  You will have to create an account to view the seminars.  The seminars are free unless you are seeking professional educational credits.
    Also, be sure to visit our YouTube channel (here)

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Eastern Fire Science with Kevin Robertson and Morgan Varner of Tall Timbers, Part 1 | Small Game University #254

    Eastern Fire Science with Kevin Robertson and Morgan Varner of Tall Timbers, Part 1 | Small Game University #254

    New EPA Standards
    https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-finalizes-stronger-standards-harmful-soot-pollution-significantly-increasing#:~:text=By%20strengthening%20the%20annual%20health,to%204%2C500%20premature%20deaths%20and 
    Tall Timbers Fire Research 
    https://talltimbers.org/research-at-tall-timbers/tall-timbers-research/fire-research/
    A brief history of humans and fire in the Southeast:
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/24707703?seq=3
     

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

MIZZOU COWBOY ,

Valuable

I really enjoy wild turkey science, I found it in the fall of 2023, slowly trying to catch up on the earlier episodes. This has been useful for me to take more steps to managing my properties in Missouri for turkeys.

Mocole ,

Great Show

You guys have a great program and are always fun to listen to. You give great scientific information along with common sense ways of thinking, and looking at the facts of what is or what isn’t when dealing with these wildlife issues. Keep up the good work, and I definitely would love to hear how Coyotes help save turkey nests, so please talk more about that in the future because that would be amazing. But I have to say I would probably still shoot all the coyotes I can just because it’s fun.

Phastfil ,

Never hunted turkeys but.......

I love the outdoors & the Texas parks & wildlife is currently restocking turkeys in my hunting area in East Texas. The information I get from this podcast is relevant to all wildlife!

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