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Teresa Hill
Teresa Hill

A Typology of Mississippi Licensed Furbearer Trappers

There is a need to attract more people into trapping in order to help mitigate animal-induced damage to flora and fauna. Teresa B. Hill, a senior in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, is studying participation in furbearer trapping programs implemented to manage human-wildlife conflicts. She is trying to determine if trapper population is a homogenous group or if there is heterogeneity in order to assist management agencies in developing strategies to attract/retain participants in trapping. Her undergraduate research advisor is Kevin Hunt, professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture and researcher in the Forest and Wildlife Research Center.

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Undergraduate Research Symposium

Katherine Abell, a wildlife, fisheries, and aquaculture major, and Zachary Senneff, a forestry major, were among the winners of the 2014 MSU Undergraduate Research Symposium. Abell placed first in the community engagement and social sciences categories and Senneff placed second in the biological sciences and engineering category.

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