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“What’s all the fuss about free-roaming cats?” with Clair Nemes

Date(s) - Tue Jan 18, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Via ZOOM only

Millions of Americans own domestic cats and consider them to be part of the family, but free-roaming cats also present a major threat to wildlife and ecosystem health worldwide. Direct predation on birds and other animals is well-documented, but cats also have less obvious and sometimes surprising effects on birds, ecosystems, and public health. Learn more about the science behind free-roaming cats’ impact on the environment, current and future solutions, and where bird lovers and cat lovers can find common ground on this sometimes-contentious topic.

Claire Nemes is a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Emily Cohen’s Animal Migration Research Group at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Appalachian Lab in Frostburg, Maryland. Her research focuses on songbird ecology and conservation, including migration phenology and the effects of free-roaming cats on wildlife. Prior to arriving at UMCES, she completed her M.S. on Cerulean Warblers in Indiana and has worked on a variety of bird-focused jobs across the U.S. 

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