Global Wildlife Resources is offering a 3-day wildlife handling course May 8-10, 2012 at the Country Village in Ishpeming near Marquette, Michigan. This class is one of the most extensive chemical immobilization courses in North America and includes hand-on labs with animals. It has been invaluable to state, federal, and tribal wildlife professionals, zoo caretakers, game farms, animal control officers, and college students. Full details at http://www.wildliferesources.org/training-courses/
Isle Royale, Summer 2012. Join us in the field for a Moosewatch research expedition as part of the Wolf-Moose Study program on Isle Royale!
Do you have an interest in wildlife ecology and wolf-moose dynamics? Are you passionate about wilderness camping and our National Parks? Are you a hardy soul with a tolerance for bugs, lack of conveniences, and long days of rugged hiking? If so, please consider a special opportunity to volunteer for the renowned wolf-moose study at Isle Royale National Park. Expedition teams are being organized right now
Expedition #1: May 5–13, via Voyageur II, Grand Portage, MN
Expedition #2: May 14– 21, via Queen IV, Copper Harbor, MI
Expedition #3: May 26–June 3, via Voyageur II, Grand Portage, MN
Expedition #4: July 31–August 8, via Ranger III, Houghton, MI
Please visit www.isleroyalewolf.org (click on Research Expeditions) to learn about how you can participate this summer. You will find information about the Moosewatch research expeditions, photos, and how to apply. If you have specific questions, please contact Ken Vrana (firstname.lastname@example.org), director, Isle Royale Institute.
We hope to see some of you on the island this summer!
John Vucetich and Leah Vucetich
Rolf Peterson and Candy Peterson
Associate Professor John Vucetich is the author of a blog, Scientist at Work, published January 16, 2012 in the New York Times online. The blog is the first of a series on the annual Winter Study of the wolves and moose of Isle Royale. Read the article: NY Times.
Assistant Professor Evan Kane , co-PI Rod Chimner and co-PI Tom Pypker have recieved $560,115 from the National Science Foundation for a three-year project, Collaborative Research: PEATcosm: Understanding the Interactions of Climate, Plant Functional Groups and Carbon Cycling in Peatland Ecosystems.
Jason Caron sent in this cute picture of his son Elijah sporting his Michigan Tech gear. Jason says that Eli is growing like a weed ( he is 16 months old here) and he had to get one more picture before Eli out grew the shirt! Jason reports that all is going well in Sault Ste. Marie where he is a forester with the Michigan DNR in their Soo field office.