Wildlife Science Seminar: Spring 2017 Schedule

Professor Emeritus Christian Grue from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences is leading the Wildlife Science Seminar this spring, and he has lined up another compelling slate of speakers and topics, ranging from Magellanic penguins and beluga whales to the need for critical thinking in an era of alternative facts, fake news and fake science!

The public is always invited, and the talks are held on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. in Kane Hall 120. (Undergraduates may register for credit under ESRM 455; graduate students under ESRM 554).

So check out the schedule below, and join us for as many talks as you can!

Week 1: March 27
“Resource waves, time constraints, and predator-prey interactions in a landscape context”
Professor Daniel Schindler, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Week 2: April 3
“Bachelor birds: Female-biased mortality contributes to Magellanic penguin population decline”
Natasha Gowarnis, Research Associate, UW Department of Biology

Week 3: April 10
“Derelict fishing gear in Puget Sound: Environmental impact and prevention”
Rich Childers, Director, Northwest Straits Commission

Week 4: April 17
“Working to conserve and protect wolves and their habitat”
Diane Gallegos, Executive Director, Wolf Haven International

Week 5: April 24
“Modeling management: Population estimation and simulation for decision making”
Sarah Converse, Leader, Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Washington

Week 6: May 1
“Alteration of prey behavior by a novel predator: The case of the federally threatened Oregon spotted frog and the American bullfrog”
Marc Hayes, Senior Research Scientist, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Week 7: May 8
“Shifts in beluga whale migration, habitat and behavior in a changing Pacific Arctic”
Donna Hauser, Research Associate, Applied Physics Laboratory, Polar Ice Center, University of Washington

Week 8: May 15
“Efforts to recover large carnivores in Washington state”
Mitch Friedman, Executive Director, Conservation Northwest

Week 9: May 22
“Critical thinking in an era of alternative facts, fake news and fake science”
Professor Carl Bergstrom, UW Department of Biology, and Professor Jevin West, UW Information School