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Deer University


Deer University is an educational podcast focusing on the science of deer - all topics center around deer ecology, biology, and management. This podcast is part of the larger podcast network Natural Resources University, funded by the Renewable Resources Extension Act.

 

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Jun 30, 2021

Supplemental feeding has become a common practice, but deer biologists are often concerned about the indirect effects and how the practice could degrade habitat quality and impact the native plant community.  In this episode we interview Beau Navarre, a graduate student in the MSU Deer Lab, about his research where he measured all sorts of plant data around feeders that concentrated deer.  So, does feeding affect the native plant community?  Well, it depends.