Johnson County Science Cafe

Aquatic Nuisance Species in Kansas and the Status of Mountain Lions in Kansas

Speakers: Andrew Jansen and Tim Urban, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

Date: April 10, 2012

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Coaches Bar and Grill, 9089 W. 135th Street, one block west of 135th and Antioch, south side of 135th St.

Andrew Jansen will present a summary of the aquatic nuisance species (ANS) in Kansas, including covering the zebra mussel in greater depth focusing on findings from a recent zebra mussel study in Kansas. We will discuss KDWPT actions to prevent the spread of ANS. Tim Urban will cover sightings of mountain lions in KS as well as field identification and sign of mountain lions.

Andrew Jansen grew up in Iowa and became interested in the outdoors and fishing at an early age, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Ecology with emphasis in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from South Dakota State University.  He has worked as a fisheries biologist for KDWPT in Kansas City for the past 3 years.

Tim Urban grew up in central Kansas with a love for anything outdoors. He graduated from Barton County Community College in 1997 with an Associate’s Degree in Science and Arts, and then went on to Northwestern Oklahoma State University receiving a BS in Conservation Law in 2000. He has worked for the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks since 2000. He worked at Cheyenne Bottoms and Dodge City, before moving to the Kanas City area in 2005.

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