B20 Bruckner Hall
Dr. Jay Boulanger serves as Extension Associate in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University. He has coordinated the Deer Research and Management Program during the past several years. The focus of his applied research and extension programs is to reduce human-wildlife conflicts in suburban and agricultural landscapes. Jay also holds an appointment with Cornell’s Human Dimensions Research Unit, where he studies hunter subgroups to assess satisfactions, motivations and attitudes towards regulations.
My research primarily focuses on wildlife management, population ecology, the impacts and mitigation of vertebrate overabundance, human-wildlife conflicts within suburban and rural landscapes, and human dimensions of wildlife management. My research includes both applied and theoretical questions in vertebrate ecology; selected concepts include spatial use of landscape features, movement patterns, population dynamics, and resource selection. In addition, I am interested in the collateral impacts of management actions at the species and landscape levels.
The long-term goal of the Deer Research and Management Program is to improve the health and safety of Cornellians and residents in surrounding communities by reducing threats of deer-vehicle accidents and tick-borne diseases; to preserve teaching and research lands by improving tree regeneration and biodiversity for the perpetuity of University lands as outdoor classrooms; and to reduce the burden of economic impacts. Core programming focuses on human-wildlife conflicts and audiences include municipalities, sporting clubs and the general public.
I co-instruct Principles and Practices of Applied Wildlife Science (NTRES 4280/6280) and mentor undergraduate research interns interested in wildlife studies.