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How wildlife adapts to urban settings

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Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

Whether raccoons, hawks or coyotes, urban wildlife encounters delight some and make others uneasy. As Iowa cities grow and change, more animals need to adapt to human-built environments, making these encounters more and more common.

On this Talk of Iowa, Iowa State University professor emeritus in natural resource ecology and management Jim Pease joins Charity Nebbe to talk about how people can peacefully coexist with urban creatures and answer listeners' wildlife questions.


  • Jim Pease, professor emeritus in natural resource ecology and management, Iowa State University
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Dani Gehr is a producer for River to River and Talk of Iowa. Dani came to Iowa from her hometown in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to attend Iowa State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism, international studies and French. Before coming to IPR, Dani covered local government in Story County for the Ames Tribune and Des Moines Register.