Jul 1, 2010

Moose conference

Dr. William Faber, a natural resources instructor at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, was on the organizing committee for the 45th North American Moose Conference June 23-26 at Voyageurs National Park near International Falls, and Central Lakes College was one of 14 co-sponsors of the event. Faber chaired a two-hour conference session entitled “Thermal Management and Moose Ecology.” Experts presented research about moose in southern New England coping with high temperatures, as well as a climate and range study of female moose in southern Norway, heat stress in northern Scandinavia, and a high-density moose population in Alaska. The conference also addressed climate change and forests in Minnesota, moose populations in Ontario, Wyoming, and Minnesota, moose parasites and research in Voyageurs and Isle Royale national parks. More than 130 from across the globe attended. Faber spent 13 years in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe researching moose while earning his doctorate before joining the faculty at CLC. Next year's conference will be in Wyoming.