Webinar on Red Wolf Genetics and Behavioral Ecology

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:00 am Eastern Time

The webinar is an information-gathering meeting for the committee in which the speakers are invited to provide input to the committee.

Watch the webinar recording below:

Speakers:

Joseph Hinton, University of Georgia – View bio

Dr. Joseph Hinton is a postdoctoral researcher in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia studying vertebrate ecology, management, and conservation with a focus on canid communities. Currently, he oversees a regional study on coyotes in the southeastern United States. Dr. Hinton’s dissertation research focused on the ecology and interactions of red wolves and coyotes, and ecological conditions facilitating hybridization between the two. Dr. Hinton has employed morphometric analyses, mark-recapture methods, and radio-tracking techniques to investigate morphology, resource use, movements, survival, and population dynamics of wildlife. His research on coyotes and red wolves is representative of his interest in carnivore ecology, conservation, and management.

Roland Kays, North Carolina State University – View Bio

Dr. Roland Kays is the head of the Biodiversity lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science and an Associate Research Professor in the College of Natural Resources at NC State University. Roland is interested in how, where, and why animals move, and his research typically involves bringing the latest technology into the wild parts of the world to discover new things.  His work has allowed him to explore tropical rainforests, African savannas, and suburban woodlots. He was co-discoverer of the olinguito, a new species of mammal from Ecuador and is the cofounder of the Movebank animal tracking database and the eMammal camera-trapping database. Roland is the author of the Princeton Field Guide “Mammals of North America” and “Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature”. Dr. Kays received his BSc degree from Cornell University (1993) and his PhD from the University of Tennessee (1999).