Thursday, October 8, 2020
Topic: Rabbit Hemorraghic Disease in NM
Earlier this year, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the New Mexico Livestock Board reported that Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus type 2 (RHDV-2) was killing jackrabbits and cottontails in New Mexico. During this presentation, we’ll hear from two professors in the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University who recently received a National Science Foundation grant to study what is happening with our rabbits.
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Speakers: Gary W. Roemer & Matt Gompper
Dr. Gary W. Roemer (left) hails from Wisconsin where he received his B.Sc. in Biology (1983) from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He moved to California where he received his M.Sc. in Wildlife (1989) and then his Ph.D. in Biology (1999) from Humboldt State University and UCLA, respectively. His research has explored the population ecology, behavioral ecology and population genetic structure of various vertebrates, with a focus on mammals and birds of prey. He is an avid hunter, hiker and motorcycle rider and he loves spending time with his family and their Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Duke and Boston Terrier, Lulu.
Dr. Matt Gompper (right) is a Professor in Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Ecology at NMSU and also serves as the Head of the Department. Originally from New York, Dr. Gompper did his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia, his PhD at the University of Tennessee, and postdoctoral work at UCLA and the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to arriving at New Mexico State University, he was a faculty member at the University of Missouri and at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Gompper’s research focuses on wildlife (principally mammals) ecology, management and conservation, on the ecology of free-ranging domestic dogs, and on the ecology of wildlife diseases (including diseases that strongly influence public health). He and his students work across the U.S. as well as in diverse landscapes across North America, South America and Asia.
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