The Wildlife Society Names Kerry Paul Reese as Fellow
Bethesda, MD - Kerry Paul Reese was named a Fellow of The Wildlife Society (TWS) during The Wildlife Society Annual Conference which recently took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Kerry Reese's work on sage and sharp-tailed grouse has had many implications for wildlife managers and has guided management efforts on these species in four states. His work on grouse habitat has provided vital information on what constitutes quality habitat for these species. At the University of Idaho, Kerry has supervised about 40 graduate students (including 5 Ph.D.s) that conducted field work on prairie grouse and other wildlife species. He has served as a consultant on several sage grouse issues/projects and on state and national expert panels to assess risks of extinction for greater sage-grouse. Kerry has also been extremely effective at placing research into a management context, both with publications and leadership on specific management issues. A TWS member for 39 years, he has been active on many committees at all levels, and served as President of the Idaho Chapter. He has received many TWS awards and co-chaired a very successful symposium on grouse conservation and management at the 2012 TWS Annual Conference.
2014 Call for Papers
This is a request for presentations and posters for our annual meeting. Student papers and posters are especially encouraged. Deadline: December 20, 2013.
We are currently accepting applications for 2014 Annual Student Scholarships. The purpose of the scholarships is to assist with college education costs for undergraduate and graduate students whose professional goals support the mission and objectives of The Wildlife Society. The deadline to apply is January 1, 2014.
More Info and Applications
2014 ICTWS Annual Meeting
Wildlife Chemical Immobilization Training
Global Wildlife Resources has scheduled several wildlife chemical immobilization training courses for 2014. Each course is the most extensive wildlife handling training in North America with live animals and designed for state/tribal/private/federal wildlife professionals, zoo caretakers and captive wildlife organizations, animal control officers, university students, and veterinary technicians.
These are the most extensive courses in North America. Each one is a practical field-oriented course with hands-on labs every day. Few courses in the country have live animals. On the third day of this course, you will be able to chemically immobilize goats, which simulate deer in an excellent way. If you would like to see a video of a typical lab, watch this video of our Day 3 lab in which we had 4 wolf-dogs at the WOLF Sanctuary near LaPorte, CO. Imagine you are in a similar lab chemically immobilizing goats with safety, professionalism, and care and respect for the animal!
Register through our website. Most courses become full so register early to get a seat!
R Short Course Workshop
Workshop Code and Information
For those of you who attended the R Short Course Workshop at this year's ICTWS Meeting in CDA, here is all of the code presented in the workshop as well as additional comments and information.