Great Lakes fish, wildlife seminar series starts Feb. 7

​Lisette Waits is one of eight speakers as part of a 
fish and wildlife seminar series.


Learn more about the fish and wildlife of the Great Lakes region through an upcoming seminar series at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Center for Wildlife within the College of Natural Resources at the university, the series will be offered on selected Wednesdays in February, March and April in Room 170 of the Trainer Natural Resources Building, 800 Reserve St. Each seminar is free and open to the public. The series includes:

  • February 7, 3:30 p.m., Secrets of the Wisconsin Fish Fauna, by John Lyons, biologist and ichthyologist
    Explore little-known aspects of the more than 150 species of fish in the state.

  • February 21, 3:30 p.m., Habitat Selection of Pelagic Fish in Minnesota Lakes, by Andrew Carlson, research scientist for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

  • February 28, 3:30 p.m., Studies of Long-lived Iteroparous Lake Sturgeon, by Kim Scribner, ecology professor at Michigan State University
    Discover the factors, including human alteration of aquatic systems, that impact lake sturgeon's reproduction and mortality.

  • March 7, 3:30 p.m., Getting our bearings: re-orienting black bear ecology with density and landscape context, by David Williams, associate director of Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center and assistant professor, Michigan State University
    Learn what factors influence densities of black bears and how selection of resources change in different density and landscape contexts.

  • March 14, 3 p.m., Dreissenid Mussels and Changes in the Lake Michigan Food Web, by Charles Madenjian, research fishery biologist, Great Lakes Science Center
    Learn how the invasion of dreissenid mussels affected Lake Michigan's food web, including its salmon and whitefish population.

  • April 4, 3:30 p.m., Reintroducing a Native Predator: Multiple Objectives and Good Science, by Roger Powell, ecology professor emeritus at North Carolina State University
    Join a discussion on using reintroduced populations to gain a better understanding of fisher biology and their use of managed landscapes.

  • April 11, 3 p.m., Case Studies from Red Wolves and Great Lake Wolves, by Lisette Waits, wildlife professor at the University of Idaho
    Review the challenges that hybridization and taxonomic uncertainty have caused for endangered species recovery in red wolves and Great Lake wolves and the management actions to control hybridization.

  • April 18, 3:30 p.m., There and Back, by Richard Crossley, birder, photographer and award-winning author
    Join Crossley as he talks about his travels and the inspiring people he met while working on the "The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl."
    Richard Crossley

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