Special Guest Speaker Dr. John Vucetich, Tues, Sept 25, 2012, 9:30 AM, SUB Gold Room

Wednesday, August 29 2012


Special Seminar
Sponsored by
Idaho Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
The Wolves of Isle Royale:
Lessons from 50 Years of Research
by
Dr. John A. Vucetich
Associate Professor
School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University
Tuesday, 25 September, 2012
9:30 AM
Gold Room, University of Idaho SUB
Dr. Vucetich will discuss what he and his colleagues have learned from decades of field studies on the ecology of wolves and moose on Isle Royale in Lake Superior. This 50-year study provides important insights into the value of long-term research. John has published over 50 papers in top journals that have addressed a variety of topics that influence predator-prey dynamics, including behavioral ecology, foraging ecology, sociality, inbreeding, density-dependence, demographic stochasticity, nutrient cycling, senescence, disease, extinction risk, and policy/advocacy.