Science Museum Lecture Series: Wolverine Surveys in Wyoming
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:00pm, the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery presents a lecture with Heather Obrien on Wolverine Surveys in Wyoming. Room 201 in the Mars Ag Center.
Abstract: Wolverines are an elusive, solitary species of dense forest habitats in the western United States and Canada. In recent years, wildlife biologists from a number of agencies have collaborated to collectively study and better understand the full extent of wolverine range and distribution. The evening’s program will discuss wolverine ecology, occupancy survey methods and survey results from Wyoming.
Biosketch: Heather is the statewide nongame mammal biologist for the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, based in Casper. She received her B.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996, and her M.S. degree studying white-tailed deer densities and herbivory from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2005. Her areas of interest include population estimation and ecology, behavioral ecology, fence and road ecology as it relates to wildlife movement, and conservation of sensitive species.