ECOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, AND RECOVERY OF RED WOLVES IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA WITH JOSEPH HINTON, PHD
In an effort to broaden awareness and understanding for the red wolf recovery effort in North Carolina and the implications of a federal rule proposed in June 2018 that sought to significantly change the size, scope, and management of the current red wolf recovery program in the state, the Wolf Conservation Center extended this webinar with Joseph Hinton, Ph.D. (Recorded on July 18, 2018)
HYBRIDIZATION DYNAMICS BETWEEN WOLVES AND COYOTES IN CENTRAL ONTARIO WITH JOHN F BENSON, PHD.
Eastern wolves (Canis lycaon) have hybridized extensively with coyotes (C. latrans) and gray wolves (C. lupus) in Ontario but little is known about the mechanisms underlying Canis hybridization. On September 5, 2018, the Wolf Conservation Center hosted a webinar with wildlife research biologist John F. Benson to discuss hybridization dynamics between eastern wolves and coyotes. Benson discussed his intensive field study in Algonquin Provincial Park (APP) and the adjacent unprotected landscape where he investigated Ontario canids, hybrid zone dynamics, wolf ecology, and canid predation.
THE RED WOLF: DISEASE, GENETICS, AND THE FUTURE WITH KRISTEN BRZESKI, PHD
On October 23, 2018, the Wolf Conservation Center hosted a webinar with wildlife ecologist Kristin Brzeski, PhD to discuss the history, controversies, and ecology of red wolves. Brzeski presented her research evaluating disease interactions between red wolves and coyotes, discussed the importance of genetic variation, and explained how a relatively unimportant debate regarding red wolf evolutionary origins has overwhelmed conservation efforts. Given current policy initiatives and a taxonomic review, Kristin also discussed future opportunities and hurdles facing red wolf restoration.
THE ROLE OF REPRODUCTIVE MANAGEMENT IN MEXICAN GRAY WOLF RECOVERY WITH CHERYL ASA, PHD
THE IMPORTANCE OF WOLVES IN ISLE ROYALE WITH DR. ROLF O. PETERSON
RED WOLVES REDISCOVERED: RED WOLF ANCESTRY ALONG THE GULF COAST WITH DR KRISTIN BRZESKI
UNDERSTANDING POLICY: HOW WE PROTECT OUR MOST AT-RISK SPECIES
GENETICS OF URBAN COYOTES IN LOS ANGELES
THE SECRET LIVES OF WOLVES IN VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK
TAXONOMY, ECOLOGY, AND MANAGEMENT OF EASTERN COYOTES
HIMALAYAN WOLVES: TAXONOMY, ECOLOGY, AND CONSEQUENCES FOR CONSERVATION
THE USE OF SCENT MARKING TO FOSTER COEXISTENCE
HOW DO WOLVES AMBUSH BEAVERS?
RED, GRAY, AND ISOLATED: NEW DISCOVERIES OF TWO EMBLEMATIC WOLF POPULATIONS
NON-LETHAL WOLF AND LIVESTOCK COEXISTENCE WITH THE WOOD RIVER WOLF PROJECT
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE GUT BIOME AND GASTROINTESTINAL HEALTH IN CAPTIVE RED WOLVES
WILD CRIMES: THE EXPLOITATION OF OUR WORLD'S MOST VULNERABLE ANIMALS
HISTORY, IMMORTALITY, POWER, AND WILDLIFE TRADE
WOLVES ALTER WETLAND CREATION BY KILLING BEAVERS
WOLF RESTORATION IN ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK
The Wolf Conservation Center hosted Dr. Rolf Peterson on November 19, 2020 at 6 PM EST for a discussion about the wolves of Isle Royale National Park.
Isle Royale is a remote wilderness island in Lake Superior and home to populations of wolves and moose that are known worldwide. These animals are the focus of the longest-running study of a predator-prey system in the wild, and Dr. Rolf Peterson, an internationally recognized wildlife ecologist at Michigan Technical University, has been at the helm of the project for over four decades.
DIRE WOLVES: THE LAST OF AN ANCIENT NEW WORLD CANID LINEAGE
The Wolf Conservation Center hosted Dr. Angela Perri on February 25, 2021 at 2:30 PM EST for a discussion about about the evolution of dire wolves and their potential New World origins, in contrast to the evolution of gray wolf ancestors in Eurasia.
Dire wolves are one of the most common and widespread large carnivores in Pleistocene America, yet relatively little is known about their evolution or extinction. New results indicate that although they were similar morphologically to the extant grey wolf, dire wolves were a highly divergent lineage that split from living canids around 5.7 million years ago.