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Natural Resources University

Natural Resources University is a podcast network focused on delivering science-based natural resource management.

Funding for this project comes from the Renewable Resources Extension Act.


Deer University

Fire University

Pond University

Habitat University

Feb 23, 2021

Everything from grasshoppers to a bison graze and can have drastic impacts on vegetation on which many other wildlife species depend. Unsurprisingly, many wildlife managers are therefore interested in understanding and using grazing animals to create the unique places where animals, or in the case of the...

Feb 16, 2021

In this episode of Pond University, we talk with Amie Robison, an Aquatic Ecologist from Robison Wildlife Solutions in Oklahoma. Amie, who is also known as “The Pond Lady”, has over 20 years’ experience helping landowners and homeowner communities manage their ponds. Amie provides invaluable advice on how to...

Feb 9, 2021

We get asked all the time “what’s the best food plot forage to plant for deer?”  Well, as hunters and managers, we were interested in that question too. Bronson, Steve, and Marcus discuss a food plot forage selection project conducted by former graduate student, Jacob Dykes. Cereal grains, clovers, and brassicas...

Feb 2, 2021

Fire was playing an important role in upland hardwood ecosystems when the current mature oaks germinated a century ago. While those mature oaks are still common in the overstory, the next generation of oaks to replace them are not present across much of the central hardwoods and Appalachian regions. Instead,  fire...