Dr. Scott Williams has spent 10 years researching small mammals throughout Connecticut. Scott investigates blacklegged tick abundance and tick-borne disease prevalence in different habitat types. He is an author on over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Connecticut educated (Connecticut College/Yale/University of Connecticut), Scott is a research scientist in the Dept. of Forestry and Horticulture at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven. Scott and his wife Sarah live in North Guilford.
Scott’s presentation will be rich in local information on ticks, invasive plants and tick management strategies. He will cover various tick-borne diseases and the role that deer and small rodents play in disease life cycle. Also learn about a 5-year USDA study that is being launched this summer in Guilford.
This program is part of part of the Guilford Conservation Commission’s Living with Wildlife Speaker Series and is sponsored by the Guilford Conservation Commission, the Guilford Land Conservation Trust and the Library.