Minnesota DNR Wildlife Research Manager Lou Cornicelli, Ph.D., to speak on Minnesota Deer Management and Future Research at the U of M, Crookston on Tues., December 4, 2012; Presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center

Whether interested in wildlife management as a career or in learning more about the specifics of managing a deer population, everyone is invited to a presentation by Lou Cornicelli, Ph.D., who works with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as a wildlife research manager. Cornicelli will present on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at 7 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. Topics will include Minnesota deer management history, estimating population sizes and management, along with a look at future wildlife research in the state. The event is free and open to the public. 

Prior to becoming the DNR's wildlife research manager, Cornicelli was the big game program leader, a position he held for ten years. He is an expert in deer population management, and as the big game program leader, he was responsible for managing deer, elk, and moose seasons and populations. 

Cornicelli's presentation is sponsored by the U of M, Crookston Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society. For more information on majoring in natural resources on the Crookston campus, visit www.umcrookston.edu/academics.  

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 39 concentrations on campus--as well as 10 degrees online--in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: John Loegering, associate professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Dept., 218-281-8132 (jloegeri@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)