Wildlife Ecologist Michael Joyce will present “Distribution and Ecology of Fishers in Southern Minnesota.”
Fishers are cryptic forest carnivores in the weasel family native to Minnesota. They have expanded their range in Minnesota over the last two decades, moving into southern Minnesota, including the greater Twin Cities Metro area. Michael will discuss a general history of fishers in Minnesota, summarize recent sightings, and discuss preliminary results from a new study to learn about fisher ecology and population status in southern Minnesota.
Michael Joyce is a wildlife ecologist at the Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth. He has been studying wildlife in northern Minnesota over the last 12 years. His research focuses broadly on wildlife ecology, conservation, and management, emphasizing understanding human activities’ effects on wildlife populations and communities.
The presentation will also be available via Zoom. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82173638839