The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) weekly Virtual Speaker Series presented by LCEC continues on Tuesday, March 23 with “Bobcat Spatial Ecology on Everglades Tree Islands” by Katherine Buckman, MS Graduate Student for Florida Atlantic University.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) engages in collaborative projects to monitor wildlife in its natural habitat. Katherine will discuss a recent research study that is funded by the U.S. Geological Survey in partnership with Florida Atlantic University using data collected from 2005 – 2019 via game cameras. The area of focus for her study is on improving the understanding of mammalian use of tree islands in the Everglades, specifically Bobcats. This presentation will provide insight into how terrestrial mammals respond to changing water levels and why we should conserve these critical habitat areas.

Virtual Speaker Series programs begin at 4:00pm and are approximately one hour in length. The talks will be presented using Zoom and are limited to 100 participants so advanced registration is required. Admission per device is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees. To register, please visit www.CROWClinic.org or CROW’s Facebook page under the “Events” tab.

CROW’s 2021 Virtual Speaker Series presented by LCEC features weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For a full schedule of presentations and topics in the series, please visit www.CROWClinic.org.

About the Speaker:

Katharine received her BS in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida in 2019. She is currently a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University studying bobcat spatial ecology in the Everglades, and her research interests are in invasive ecology, mammalogy, ecosystem restoration, and Everglades/wetland restoration.