Evaluating impacts of subdivision designs on bird habitats - Webinar

APA Wisconsin Chapter


Thursday, May 3, 2018
midnight - 1 p.m. CDT

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This webinar will introduce participants to a new online evaluation tool that evaluates impacts of landscape/subdivision designs on bird habitats. The goal of the “Building for Birds” online tool is to provide decision-makers with a way to evaluate different development scenarios and how they affect habitat for different species of forest birds that use fragmented areas. This tool allows decision-makers to manipulate amounts of forest fragments (urban/rural) and tree canopy (in built areas) and determine the best designs for conserving bird habitat. This evaluation tool is most useful for developments in already fragmented landscapes, where decision-makers are trying to decide on whether to conserve tree patches or tree canopies. Associated with this is a bird list of North American species that do or do not use urban/rural forest patches and tree canopy in built areas during breeding and migration seasons.





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Mark Hostetler

Mark Hostelter is a Professor in the Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Department, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, Sept. 2000 – present. Responsibilities are 80% extension and 20% research. In conjunction with faculty, county extension agents, and state agencies, responsibilities include developing, researching, and implementing educational programs about wildlife issues and natural resource conservation of public interest; research on urban biodiversity and sustainable development; sustainable development planning and policy; and conducting workshops and continuing education programs with policymakers, design/build professionals, and the public. Current research and outreach involves how biodiversity is affected by urban landscape design ... Read More

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Amanda Arnold, amanda.t.arnold@gmail.com