The students and faculty of the 2016 UNC-Chapel Hill Outer Banks Field Site, hosted by the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, invite you to attend their annual presentation of Capstone research.
Eleven UNC-Chapel Hill students have been studying and conducting research at the Outer Banks Field Site (OBXFS) since August of 2016. The students will present their findings at a public Capstone presentation at 2 pm on December 15, 2016 in room 262 at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute (850 Hwy 345, Wanchese, NC). The presentation, entitled “What Comes with the Territory: Predators and Their Place in Northeastern North Carolina”, will highlight the students’ semester-long research project on the landscape for predators on the Albemarle Pamlico Peninsula. The program will be approximately ninety minutes long, including time for questions and discussion. In past years, the students in this program have enjoyed and been energized by the chance to talk with an outer banks audience, and this year’s group hopes to see many of you at UNC CSI on December 15.
The students will report on their qualitative interview-based research and geospatial analysis of habitat for predators, including black bears, red wolves, and coyotes, on the Albemarle Pamlico Peninsula. The students’ research involved documenting and understanding local perceptions of the peninsula’s landscape and the black bears, red wolves, and coyotes it is home to through qualitative interviewing.
OBXFS students will also present their geospatial research into large predator habitat. They collected and analyzed data from several sources, including satellite data and the Carolina Vegetation survey, to characterize landscapes and patterns of human use in five northeastern North Carolina counties. They then combined this information with ecological research findings to map habitat quality for black bears and red wolves.
The presentation is free and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
This program will be streamed LIVE at https://coastalstudiesinstitute.org/outreach/live-streaming/