Wildlife Seminar: Spring 2016 Schedule

The line-up is set for the Spring 2016 Wildlife Science Seminar, which kicks off this coming Monday, March 28. SAFS Professor Emeritus Christian Grue will be leading the seminar this quarter, and the speakers will be covering a huge range of subjects, from cougar management to the breeding biology of snow geese in Russia. (Undergraduate students may register for credit under ESRM 455; graduate students under ESRM 554.)

You can catch the talks Mondays from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. in Kane Hall 130. The public is always welcome, so mark your calendars and come out for some fascinating seminars!

Wildlife Science SeminarWeek 1: March 28
“Managing Cougars in the Presence of Wolves in Washington State”
Professor Robert Wielgus
Director, Large Carnivore Conservation Laboratory, Washington State University

Week 2: April 4
“On the Scent for Wildlife Conservation”
Professor Samuel Wasser
Director, Center for Conservation Biology, University of Washington

Week 3: April 11
“Breeding Biology of Wrangel Island Snow Geese”
Dr. Vasilliy Baranyak
Research Scientist, Working Group on Waterfowl of Northern Eurasia, Russia

Week 4: April 18
“Getting to Know the Bear Dogs of Washington State”
Dr. Richard Beausoleil
Bear and Cougar Specialist, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Week 5: April 25
“Owl vs. Owl: Experimental Removal and Implications for Managing Barred and Spotted Owls”
Dr. Lowell Diller
Research Associate and Adjunct Professor, Department of Wildlife, Humboldt State University

Week 6: May 2
“Reptiles Up Close & Personal: What You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask”
Scott Petersen
The Reptile Man: Reptile Zoo, Monroe, Washington

Week 7: May 9
“Climate Change and California Sea Lions”
Dr. Sharon Melin
Research Biologist, NOAA National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle

Week 8: May 16
“Ghosts of Shrimp Past: Pesticides, Burrowing Shrimp and Oysters”
Professor Christian Grue
Laboratory for Fish and Wildlife Toxicology (FISH 455/ESRM 457), University of Washington

Week 9: May 23
“Maternity Den Characteristics of Polar Bears in Baffin Bay and Kane Basin”
Erica Escajeda
Doctoral Student, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington

Week 10: May 30
No class, Memorial Day

Wildlife Science Seminar: Spring 2015

This spring, Professor Christian Grue of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences is leading the long-running Wildlife Science Seminar (ESRM 455 & 554). The weekly talks will be held on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. in Kane Hall 120, and topics range widely—and intriguingly—from albatross conservation to amphibian genetics to animal welfare at a major research university.

The public is welcome, so come out for some animal edification!

Wildlife Science SeminarWeek 1: March 30
“The Trouble with Murrelets: Discovering and Recovering and Imperiled Seabird”
Maria Mudd Ruth
Author, Rare Bird: Pursing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet

Week 2: April 6
“Black-tailed Deer Movements and Reproduction in Managed Forests”
Clifford Rice
Research Scientist, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Week 3: April 13
“Is Being a Force of Nature Right for You?”
Michael Cenci
Deputy Chief, Enforcement, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Week 4: April 20
“The Bear Facts in Washington State”
Richard Beausoleil
Bear and Cougar Specialist, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Week 5: April 27
“Albatross Conservation in Commercial Fisheries”
Ed Melvin
Senior Scientist, Washington Sea Grant

Week 6: May 4
“Advancing Science and Animal Welfare at a Major Research University”
Sally Thompson-Iritani
Director, Office of Animal Welfare, UW

Week 7: May 11
“Challenges in Managing Washington’s Wildlife Resources”
Jim Unsworth
Director, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Week 8: May 18
“Seabirds: Beautiful Alive, Useful When Found Dead”
Julia Parrish
Associate Dean, College of the Environment and Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, UW

Week 9: May 25
Memorial Day (no seminar)

Week 10: June 1
“Genetic Insights into Amphibian Population Ecology”
Caren Goldberg
Assistant Professor, School of the Environment, WSU