Wildlife Science Seminar: Winter 2017 Schedule

This winter, Professor Laura Prugh is leading the long-running Wildlife Science Seminar, and she has lined up a fantastic slate of speakers. Subjects range from the Florida panther to golden eagles to the effects of fungal diseases on wildlife communities, so take a look at the schedule below and join us for as many talks as you can!

Wildlife Science SeminarThe talks are held on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. in Smith Hall 120, and the public is always welcome. (Undergraduate students may register for credit under ESRM 455; graduate students under SEFS 554. welcome.)

Week 1: January 9
“Wildlife conservation in Washington’s Cascades: a paradigm shift in the role of national parks”
Dr. Jason Ransom, National Park Service, North Cascades National Park

Week 2: January 16
No seminar

Week 3: January 23
“Spatial ecology of coyotes and cougars: Understanding the influence of multiple prey on the spatial interactions of two predators”
Dr. Peter Mahoney, Postdoctoral Research Associate, SEFS

Week 4: January 30
“Genetic introgression as a conservation strategy: past, present and future of the Florida panther”
Dr. Madelon Van de Kerk, Postdoctoral Research Associate, SEFS

Week 5: February 6
“Breeding ecology of golden eagles in western Washington”
Leif Hansen, Graduate Student, Wildlife Science Group, SEFS

Week 6: February 13
“Is the sky falling or is there an elephant in the room? Perspectives on how fungal diseases influence communities and population dynamics”
Dr. Tara Chestnut, National Park Service, Mt. Rainier National Park

Week 7: February 20
No seminar

Week 8: February 27
“American crow vocal behavior”
Loma Pendergraft, Graduate Student, Wildlife Science Group, SEFS

Week 9: March 6
“Megaherbivory, trophic control, and plant defensive landscapes in a savanna ecosystem”
Professor Jacob Goheen, University of Wyoming

Wildlife Seminar: Fall 2016 Schedule

The Fall 2016 Wildlife Science Seminar kicks off this coming Monday, October 3, and topics range from songbirds in Texas to Cooper’s hawks in Seattle. Professor John Marzluff is leading the seminar this quarter, and you can catch the talks on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. in Kane Hall 120. The public is always welcome, so mark your calendars and come out for some terrific seminars!

(Undergraduate students may register for credit under ESRM 455; graduate students under SEFS 554.)

Wildlife Science SeminarWeek 1: October 3
“Introduction to class and UW crow research”
Dr. John Marzluff
SEFS

Week 2: October 10
“Scavenging as a foraging strategy by peregrine falcons during the nonbreeding period in coastal Washington”
Dr. Daniel Varland
Coastal Raptors, Hoquiam, Wash.

Week 3: October 17
“Woodpeckers and other wildlife issues on a managed forest”
Amber Mount
Wildlife Scientist, Green Diamond Timber Group

Week 4: October 24
“DDT Wars”
Dr. Charlie Wurster
Department of Biology, SUNY, Stony Brook

Week 5: October 31
“Seattle’s amazing adaptable Cooper’s hawks”
Ed Deal
Seattle Cooper’s Hawk Project

Week 6: November 7
“Adventures of a working wildlife conservation biologist: stories and lessons from the field (and office) within the public, private and nonprofit sectors”
Glenn Johnson
Harris Environmental Group, Tacoma, Wash.

Week 7: November 14
“Climate-driven phenological shifts and their consequences”
Dr. John Withey
Graduate Program on the Environment, The Evergreen State College

Week 8: November 21
“Golden eagles in western Washington”
Leif Hansen
SEFS graduate student

Week 9: November 28
“White-eyes and black-caps—how two songbirds respond to the challenges of life in Texas?”
Michael Heimbuch
SEFS graduate student

Week 10: December 5
“American crow thanatology”
Kaeli Swift
SEFS doctoral student