Science Tuesday/Black poplar, nigondo maple and European beaver on the islands of Maro au Brieze Orleans Museum of Biodiversity and Environment (MOBE), March 1, 2022, Orleans.
Tuesday Science / Black Poplar, Nijondo Maple and European Beaver in the Maru or Pree Islands
Orleans Museum of Biodiversity and the Environment (MOBE), Tuesday, March 1, 8:00 p.m.
The European beaver family, Castor fibre L., has been present on the site of the Mareau-aux-Prés Islands (45) since the beginning of the 1980s. The central island was the main feeding area, and consisted of particularly palatable young shoots of poplar and black willow. However, the vegetation was completely removed from this island in September 2012 after maintenance work carried out by the state as part of flood risk prevention. This conference _**Marc Villar, Director of Research at INRAE Val de Loire**_ presents the results of their new behavior study; Obviously, the beaver family has changed its moves. The individuals carried their food to the trees (including grooving and cutting) on the other islands, unaffected by the works. The genetic resources of a heritage species, the black poplar, were affected, indirectly leading to the development of an invasive tree species, the nigondo maple.
How do beavers behave after removing their island vegetation at the site of the Mareau-aux-Prés Islands?
Orléans Museum of Biodiversity and the Environment (MOBE) 6 rue Marcel Proust 45000 Orléans Orléans Loiret
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