University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Biology faculty candidate to present seminar April 18

Steve Windels, a faculty candidate for the Biology Department, will present a seminar titled "The Role of Mammalian Herbivores in Structuring Biological Communities" at noon Monday, April 18, in 141 Starcher Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Steve Windels has been an Ecologist at Voyageurs National Park (MN) since 2003. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan Technological University, where he studied the effects of white-tailed deer on structuring forest communities. He also has an MS in Range and Wildlife Management from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a BS in Wildlife Management from the University of Minnesota. His research interests include ecology and management of mammals and birds, and interactions between browsing mammals and plant communities. His current research includes projects on moose, white-tailed deer, beavers, double-crested cormorants, lake sturgeon and Canada yew. He was awarded the 2008 Natural Resource Manager of the Year in the National Park Service’s Midwest Region.

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