Pelee Island Research Webinar
February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ontario Nature’s Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve, located on Pelee island, protects globally rare habitat, including open alvar. To restore open alvar habitat and prevent further encroachment of woody vegetation, we conducted a prescribed burn project beginning in 2018 with researchers and partner organizations. Over the past three years, researchers have monitored various species at risk on lands owned by Ontario Nature, Nature Conservancy of Canada and Essex Region Conservation Authority to determine the effects of the prescribed burn on species at risk.
Join our conservation staff, partners and researchers, for a FREE webinar discussing the results of this restoration project.
During this 1.5-hour webinar, you’ll learn about the unique ecosystems found on Pelee Island, restoration projects on conservation lands, and research to assess the effects of these projects on species at risk such as snakes, gastropods, bees and plants.
The webinar will be hosted by Caroline Schultz who has directed Ontario Nature’s programs and operations since 2005. Previously, she served as conservation director for the Canadian Nature Federation for 10 years, leading the organization’s national advocacy, science and stewardship programs.
Smera Sukumar, MSc.
Nature Reserves Manager
Emma Horrigan, MSc.
Conservation Projects and Education Manager
Ryan Wolfe, MSc. Candidate
Ecologist- Herpetology and Conservation
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
Jill Crosthwaite, MSc.
Coordinator, Conservation Biology, Southwestern Ontario subregion
The Nature Conservancy of Canada
Marc W Cadotte, PhD.
Professor of Biological Sciences
University of Toronto- Scarborough
Scott MacIvor, PhD.
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto- Scarborough
Jennifer McCarter, MSc.
Terrestrial and Wetland Biologist
Natural Resource Solutions Inc.
Annegret Nicolai, PhD.
University of Rennes 1, France