Human Dimensions of Chronic Wasting Disease

Aug 15, 2020Podcast

Episode 028

Human Dimensions of Chronic Wasting Disease with Dr. Vic Adamowicz

In this episode Mark and Curtis are joined by Dr. Vic Adamowicz, Professor in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Find why the University of Alberta is a hub for so many great Canadian wildlife scientists as well as what human dimension research is about and why an economist does research for wildlife management. Main topics discussed in this episode include an update on the status of CWD in Alberta, the aerial cull public backlash, whether hunters are moving to new hunting areas because of CWD, how hunters perceive the risk of CWD, whether hunters are eating or giving away venison before getting their test results and what CWD management scenarios hunters prefer. Also find out whether hunters would rather pay more to get CWD test results back faster or pay more so the province can monitor more areas for CWD, whether demand for license draws are declining as a results of CWD and what the general non-hunting public thinks of CWD and the risk to people.

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Watch Dr. Adamowicz’s presentation hosted by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6BNf29L4JM

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