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Spring 2021 Fish and Wildlife Seminar Series

Fridays 1:30-2:20pm College of Natural Resources
Meeting ID: 873 8503 3354
Passcode: 279636
Open to All

January 29 - Lynne Barre - Branch Chief, Protected Resources Division, West Coast Region NOAA Fisheries | U.S. Department of Commerce. "Saving Southern Resident Orcas"
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February 5 – Karsten Heuer - Bison Reintroduction Project Manager, Banff National Park. “Reintroducing Bison to Banff National Park”
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February 19th – Liba Pejchar (Goldstein) - Associate Professor Dept. of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology, Colorado State University. “Pacific Islands in peril: restoring birds and seed dispersal in a dynamic world.”
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March 26th – Aletris Neils – Executive Director of Conservation CATalyst. Integrating Ecological and Social Sciences to Foster Human-Carnivore Coexistence: Lessons from Namibia
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April 9th – Kelly Zamudio – Professor Cornell University and Curator Museum of Herpetology. The amphibian-killing fungus in the Neotropics: pathogen virulence, host susceptibility, and frog conservation.
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April 23rd – Dan McNulty – Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University. "Deciphering the trophic effects of large carnivores in wildland food webs"

May 7th – Jason Dunham – Supervisory Research Ecologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center. "Climate vulnerability of streams and fish: working across scales and disciplines"

Past Seminar Series

January 24 – Kim Sager-Fradkin – Wildlife Program Manager, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Natural Resources, Port Angeles, WA. "From American dippers to cougars and from dam removal to subsistence harvest – the diverse wildlife program of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.
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January 31 – Howard Quigley – Executive Director of Conservation Science and Director of the Jaguar Program at Panthera, Palouse, WA. “The making of a range-wide conservation program for an apex carnivore: jaguars as a global example."
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March 6 – Lisa Crozier – Research Scientist, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA. “Impacts of climate change on Pacific salmon.”

March 27 (CANCELLED) – Phaedra Budy – Unit Leader of the U.S. Geological Society, Utah Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Unit. “Understanding the direct and indirect effects of climate change and disturbance on arctic lake ecosystems.”

April 3 (CANCELLED) – Nalini Nadkarni – Professor, Department of Biology, University of Utah. “Tapestry thinking: Weaving academic knowledge with public engagement to promote forest conservation.

April 24 (CANCELLED) Dan MacNulty – Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University. “Deciphering the trophic effects of large carnivores in wildland food webs.”

May 1 (CANCELLED) Liba Pejchar (Goldstein)– Associate Professor, Department of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology, Colorado State University. “Rare birds and seed dispersal: loss and recovery in the pacific islands.”

January 18 - Hannah Vander Zanden - Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida. "Decoding animal migration and ecology from stable isotope records"
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February 8 - Daniel Schindler - Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington. “From brown water to brown bears: how geomorphic features affect the ecological functioning of landscapes”
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March 22 - Kathryn Cottingham - Professor in Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College. "Cyanobacterial blooms in low nutrient lakes: things we’re learning from blooms happening in unexpected places"
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April 5 - Ed Bowles - Director of Fish Division, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. "Opportunities, tensions and sweet spots: pathways to resolve entrenched natural resource conflicts"
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April 12 - David Mattson - Alumnus of the University of Idaho and retired research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey. "Reconceiving Recovery for Grizzly Bears",
Hosted by the Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society

April 19 - Andrew Rypel - Associate Professor, Fisheries Ecologist, Peter B. Moyle and California Trout Chair in Coldwater Fish Ecology, University of California. "California on the edge: using conservation science to forge a future for native fishes"
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April 26 - Patricia Kennedy - Professor Emeritus, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University. "Novel Ecosystems: Conservation Tool or Cop-out?"
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September 14th - Stephen Blake - Saint Louis University, Department of Biology, "Why would a 600 pound Galapagos tortoise haul itself up and down a volcano every year?"
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October 5th - Tom Newsome - The University of Sydney, School of Life and Environmental Sciences. "Good or evil: What role for the dingo in Australia?"
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October 12th - Zach Penney - Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission,“Are we asking too much of Columbia Basin salmon?”
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October 26th - Jodi Hilty - President Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, “Yellowstone to Yukon: making the case for large landscape conservation”
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November 2nd - Merav Ben-David - University of Wyoming, “Who pushed the button? Sea ice declines and the energy balance of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea”
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November 9th - Clint Muhlfeld - University of Montana and USGS NRMSC, “Trout in hot water: understanding climate change impacts on aquatic ecosystems in the Northern Rockies”
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November 30th - Lisa Eby Professor of Aquatic Ecology, University of Montana, "Winners and Losers in Rocky Mountain Streams: Revisiting Sites to Elucidate Impacts of Climate Change"
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February 9th – Scott Mills – Associate Vice President of Research for Global Change and Sustainability, Wildlife Professor University of Montana. “Seasonal camouflage hides animals while revealing possibilities for adapting to climate change”
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February 16th – Cory Williams – Assistant Professor of Biology, Institute of Arctic Biology, Alaska. “Keeping time in the land of the midnight sun: daily and seasonal rhythms of arctic ground squirrels”
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March 30th – Diane Evans Mack – Biologist, Idaho Department of Fish & Game. “Western States Wolverine Conservation Project: establishing a baseline of occupancy and genetics for the U.S. metapopulation”
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April 6th – John Marzluff – Professor of Wildlife Science, University of Washington. “Welcome to Subirdia”
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April 20th – Susan Lingle – Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg. “When deer fight back: Predator-prey interactions as a window into behavior, ecology and animal minds”
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April 27th - Jonathan Armstrong – Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University. “How fish and wildlife exploit shifting mosaics of habitat: examples from Alaska to Oregon”
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May 4th – Lonnie Gonsalves – Research Ecologist NOAA Maryland. “Making Waves in Ocean and Aquatic Sciences: Lessons Learned from my Early Career Days”
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September 15th – Frances Cassirer - Idaho Fish & Game (MS 1990)
“Wild sheep and pneumonia: the spillover effect” 
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October 6th – Melanie MurphyUniv of Wyoming (BS 1998, MS 2001)
“From genes to landscapes - distribution and connectivity of species in a changing world”
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October 13th – Jeff Copeland – The Wolverine Foundation (BS 1979, MS 1996)
“Social ethology of the wolverine”
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October 20th – Doug Smith – National Park Service (BS 1985)
“The wolves of Yellowstone: The first twenty years”
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November 10th – Steve McMullin – Virginia Tech (BS 1978, MS 1979)
“Science, values and the backfire effect: why scientists need a paradigm shift in communication”
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November 17th – Greg Hayward – US Forest Service (MS 1983, PhD 1989)
“Science delivery and operationalizing conservation in management of federal working lands”
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December 8th – Jim Fredericks – Idaho Fish and Game (MS 1994)
“The importance and challenges of retaining a population level perspective in managing fish and wildlife”
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