Dr Linda Rutledge Eastern Wolf Conservation in Ontario
Dr Rutledge presentation will be primarily about Eastern Wolf distribution/research/conservation with the most up-to-date research.
Dr. Rutledge received her PhD in the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program at Trent University in 2010. She uses a variety of genetic approaches to understand the evolution and ecology of wolves and coyotes in North America. Her doctoral research focused on the origins, social structure, and hybridization patterns of eastern wolves (Canis lycaon) in Algonquin Provincial Park. Primary areas of Dr. Rutledge’s research have included work on ancient DNA to help map the historical distribution of eastern wolves and the development of a protocol for screening and improving the quality of DNA extracted from noninvasive samples such as scat and hair. More broadly, Dr. Rutledge is interested in understanding how human influences shape behavioural and evolutionary trajectories of wildlife populations, particularly species at risk. She also promotes the development of a conservation ethic that considers the individual in addition to the population and species, and seeks involvement in community outreach that helps educate people about living with wildlife.
Place: Gerry Masterson Township of Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Rd, Belleville ((Thurlow Hall) Time: 7 PM
Cost: Free but a free will donation gladly accepted!