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How Wildlife Recover From Natural Disaster

Mark Vitosh
Iowa DNR
The aftermath of a forested area in Linn County from the August 10 derecho.

The August 10th derecho left wild creatures homeless after wind gusts up to 140 mph destroyed their natural habitat.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with wildlife biologist Jim Pease about how wild animals cope with and recover from damaging winds, floods and fires. The conversation centers around survival strategies employed by birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and how natural populations in species rise, fall and adapt to change.


· Jim Pease, emeritus associate professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, ISU