Radnor and Penn State Research Collaboration Presented at Tennessee Environmental Conference March 2018
Will Peters, State Park Ranger at Radnor Lake State Natural Area and Robert Loeb, Professor of Biology and Forestry at Penn State’s DuBois Campus presented a progress report from the four-year research collaboration on endangered species and invasive species at the 17th Annual Tennessee Environmental Conference in Kingsport, TN. Loeb and Peters research with Steve Ward, Manager at Radnor Lake State Natural Area is enthusiastically supported by the Friends of Radnor Lake and is focused on natural resources management at Radnor Lake.
The presentation was the first in the Special Interest section and had an audience of 45 environmental professionals, scientists, and community activists with interests in gaining a greater understanding of the challenges of including the protection of endangered species in the management of invasive species. In addition to reviewing the research processes and outcomes to date, the presentation covered methodologies of involving the public in invasive species management, as well how deep learning educational programming increases understanding by park visitors of the challenges inherent in efforts to enhance endangered species populations.
Special thanks to Tennessee Division of Natural Areas, Tennessee State Parks, Vanderbilt-Dyer Observatory for partnering to make this research possible and to Friends of Radnor Lake for financially supporting this research the past 4 years!