The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Where Do We Draw the Lines? with Dr. Charles R. Preston
The concept of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem was born soon after Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872, and it is still being refined. Dr. Preston discusses the genesis, rationale, and evolution of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and explores how the concept and its implications hold up to our current knowledge of wildlife movements and changing environments well beyond Yellowstone’s borders.
Charles is the Willis McDonald, IV Senior Curator-in-Charge of the Draper Natural History Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. His current research explores breeding ecology and predator-prey dynamics of Golden Eagles and other large raptors in shrub-steppe environments of Greater Yellowstone and the western U. S., and he has produced six books and numerous scholarly and popular articles on a wide range of topics in ecology and wildlife conservation.
6:15 pm Presentation - 7:15 pm Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres
LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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