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Canisius College to host anthrozoology guru

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Mon, Jan 14th 2019 12:50 pm

Canisius College will host urban wildlife expert Chris Nagy, Ph.D., director of research and education at Mianus River Gorge, Bedford, for a talk titled "New York’s Newest Immigrant: Coyotes in the City." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in Grupp Fireside Lounge. Presented by the college’s anthrozoology master’s program, the event is free and open to the public.

Nagy, a biologist and ecologist with a focus in wildlife management conservation, specializes in areas including geographic information systems (GIS), population biology, species distribution modeling, and raptor and coyote ecology. He has worked on a number of projects, including one on eastern screech owl ecology along an urban/suburban gradient and another on coyote colonization of New York City and Long Island. A majority of his work involves determining how animals utilize urban landscapes and what can be done to amplify wildlife diversification in these areas.

For more information, contact the anthrozoology program at 716-888-2770.

Canisius College is one of 28 Jesuit colleges in the nation.

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