Restoring the balance: lessons from long-term research on the wolves of Isle Royale
Dr. John A Vucetich, Michigan Technological University
Tuesday, March 5, 10-11 AM, FSL 20
Summary: In this talk, Vucetich will review the ecological science to emerge from the wolves and moose of Isle Royale National Park. The project – entering its sixth decade – is the longest continuous study of any predator-prey study in the world. Vucetich will also highlight some implications of the research for the broader relationship between humans and nature and the general value of long-term ecological research.
Bio: John Vucetich earned his B.S. in Biology and his Ph.D. in Forest Science at Michigan Technological University. His research focuses on demographic and genetic elements of population biology, ecology of wolves and moose, and environmental ethics. He has spent much of his research life studying wolves in Isle Royale and Yellowstone National Parks, and is deeply involved with carnivore conservation throughout North America. Much of his work is aimed at developing insight that emerges from the synthesis of science and ethics.