77 episodes

Natural Resources University is a podcast network focused on delivering science-based natural resource management.

The series within the network include Deer University, Fire University, Pond University, and Habitat University.

Funding for this podcast network is generated from the Renewable Resources Extension Act.

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Natural Resources University is a podcast network focused on delivering science-based natural resource management.

The series within the network include Deer University, Fire University, Pond University, and Habitat University.

Funding for this podcast network is generated from the Renewable Resources Extension Act.

    Episode 77 - Habitat University: Private Lands Conservation in the Bluegrass State

    Episode 77 - Habitat University: Private Lands Conservation in the Bluegrass State

    Join Jarred from the Bluegrass State as he talks with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Private Lands Coordinator, Jacob Stewart, and Small Game Coordinator, Cody Rhoden. Listen in as Jacob and Cody discuss their philosophy on private lands conservation and how Kentucky is trying to make wildlife a by-product of everyday land management. Help us improve the podcast by taking this Habitat University Listener Feedback Survey: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5oteinFuEzFCDmm 
    Resources from the episode:
    KDFWR Private Lands Program - https://fw.ky.gov/Wildlife/Pages/Improve-Your-Land-for-Wildlife.aspx
    KDFWR Bobwhite Restoration Plan 2020 - https://fw.ky.gov/Hunt/Documents/QuailPlan2020.pdf 
    Your Bluestem Grazing Resource - https://fw.ky.gov/Wildlife/Pages/bluestem.aspx
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 76 - Deer University: All about mineral stumps ft. Dr. Marcus Lashley

    Episode 76 - Deer University: All about mineral stumps ft. Dr. Marcus Lashley

    This episode is devoted to mineral stumps.  Dr. Marcus Lashley (@DrDisturbance) joins the podcast and reviews all the details. How to make them, when to make them, where to make them, and more.
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    Dr. Bronson Strickland | @MSUDeerLab
    Dr. Marcus Lashley | @DrDisturbance | @ufdeerlab

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 75 - Fire University: The Thumbnail History of Fire on the Planet ft. Dr. Stephen Pyne

    Episode 75 - Fire University: The Thumbnail History of Fire on the Planet ft. Dr. Stephen Pyne

    In today’s episode, @DrDisturbance chats with Dr. Stephen Pyne, author and professor at Arizona State University who specializes in fire history. Come travel back in time as he walks us through the evolution of fire on the North American landscape, human relationship with fire in the environment, and problems we face now and in the future. 
     
    Dr. Stephen Pyne : stephen.pyne@asu.edu | Website | Publications
     
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    Dr. Marcus Lashley: @DrDisturbance
    UF DEER Lab: @ufdeerlab

    • 49 min
    Episode 74 - Habitat University: 50 Solutions to the Private Lands Challenge: (Round 1) National coordination and Colorado ft. Ray Aberle

    Episode 74 - Habitat University: 50 Solutions to the Private Lands Challenge: (Round 1) National coordination and Colorado ft. Ray Aberle

    State wildlife resource agencies are often on the front lines of wildlife habitat management and conservation on private lands by providing technical expertise and custom-tailored programs to help wildlife and people. But each state has its own unique approach. To learn more about these approaches, we’re going to be taking a tour of state-led private land programs around the country in the next few episodes! To get us started, Adam visited with Ray Aberle, the private lands program manager with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the director of the Private Lands Working Group of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Ray shared some really interesting insights about the approaches states use across the country for private lands work and then discussed the specific programs he oversees in Colorado.   Help us improve the podcast by taking this Habitat University Listener Feedback Survey: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5oteinFuEzFCDmm 
     
    Resources and references mentioned in the episode: 
    Learn more about AFWA and the Private lands working group here: https://www.fishwildlife.org/afwa-acts/afwa-committees/private-lands-working-group  
    Learn more about the variety of private lands programs in Colorado that Ray mentioned here: 
    https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/PrivateLandProgramsResources.aspx 
    Ray mentioned Rick Knight at Colorado State University—find his work here: https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/richardknight/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2019/02/CV.pdf  
     
    Ray mentioned the Meadowlark Initiative in North Dakota. Learn more here: https://gf.nd.gov/meadowlark-initiative  

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 73 - Fire University: Effects of Fire Across the US Landscape

    Episode 73 - Fire University: Effects of Fire Across the US Landscape

    In this episode of Fire University, Marcus chats with Dr. Katie Greenberg, research ecologist of upland hardwood ecology and management for the USDA Forest Service. Join them as they discuss findings from long-term research treatments studying the effects of fire intensity on disturbance-dependent species. From open savannahs to upland oaks, you’ll learn the history of fire on the North American landscape as well as tips for improving your current land management practices.
     
    Katie H. Greenberg | cathryn.greenberg@usda.gov
    Paper: Greenberg et al 2021. Introduction to Fire Ecology Across USA Forested Ecosystems: Past, Present, and Future. In Fire Ecology and Management: Past, Present, and Future of US Forested Ecosystems (pp. 1-30). Springer, Cham.
     
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    Dr. Marcus Lashley: @DrDisturbance
    UF DEER Lab: @ufdeerlab

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 72 - Deer University: Effective Warm-Season Food Plots for Deer

    Episode 72 - Deer University: Effective Warm-Season Food Plots for Deer

    Summer can be a nutritionally stressful period for deer. When bucks are growing antlers and does are gestating or lactating, there should be abundant high-quality food for them. In this episode we visit with Dr. Craig Harper from the University of Tennessee and discuss the important role of habitat and warm-season food plots during summer. Craig talks about the best summer food plot forages, and strategies to ensure their success. He also discusses his recent research on the effects of mowing perennial plots during summer.

    • 55 min

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