Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Deer Oh Deer!

News from Washington DC that the authorities are going to use snipers to produce a mass cull of White-tailed deer in a major recreational park area (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/14/washington-deer-cull?INTCMP=SRCH). The Bambis stand accused of causing major damage to forested areas, including completely preventing regeneration by eating seedlings. Accommodating deer within such systems (a relatively small, confined space with no real predators) is difficult as the carrying capacity is likely to be very limited.

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Pat Bateson

I have just noted the obituary of Sir Patrick Bateson 1938-2017 ( https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/aug/14/sir-patrick-bateson-ob...