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Dr. John Rasweiler discusses Deer Overpopulation at Peconic Recreation Center
April 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
In recent years, the deer population on eastern Long Island has exploded because of current land use practices and the near absence of natural predators. This has resulted in severe damage to our natural environment and a serious loss of diversity. The unnatural abundance of deer has also fueled a tremendous expansion in tick populations and the frequency of dangerous tick-borne diseases in humans. This talk will focus upon the nature of these problems and viable solutions.
John Rasweiler is a retired research professor of obstetrics and gynecology. He taught at Columbia University Medical School, Cornell University and SUNY Downstate. He has extensive experience in studying issues of mammal reproduction in wildlife. He is also a member of the Southold Town Deer Management Task Force, the Suffolk County Tick Control Advisory Committee, Town of Southold Tick Working Group and the North Fork Deer Management Alliance.
This free lecture is sponsored by the North Fork Audubon Society