Ariana Dickson Making Connections between Ferruginous Hawks
On Thursday, December 12, 2019 Ariana Dickson will present Making Connections between Ferruginous Hawks, Anticoagulant Rodenticides, and Human Interactions Description: Ferruginous hawks (Buteo regalis) are a large bird of prey that are relatively common in portions of the Western United States, including Idaho, and inhabit open landscapes such as grasslands and shrub-steppe. In this talk, I will discuss the general biology of ferruginous hawks and some of the threats that populations of this species are facing, such as containments in the environment. I will also go over how anticoagulant rodenticides are threatening raptor populations globally and how our team is monitoring for exposure and looking for ways to mitigate their potential impacts. Short bio: Ariana Dickson is a master’s student in the Raptor Biology program at Boise State University. She graduated from Colorado State University with two bachelor’s degrees, one in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, and the other in Biological Sciences. Her thesis research, in collaboration with US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US Geological Survey, and other partners focuses on dynamics of rodenticide exposure in birds of prey.