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Final Summer Series Talks Thursday at AMK Ranch


August 1, 2011 — Case studies that compare wildlife and domestic stock compatibility in Africa and the Greater Yellowstone Area is the topic for the final summer seminar series Thursday, Aug. 4, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Jake Goheen, UW Department of Zoology and Physiology assistant professor, will discuss "Ecology and Conservation of Large Mammals in Human-Occupied Landscapes: Case Studies from East Africa," at 6:30 p.m. at the AMK Ranch, north of Leeks Marina. A barbecue will be held at 5:30 p.m. with a $5 per person fee; reservations are not required. For more information, call the UW-NPS Center at (307) 543-2463.

"Jake is conducting exciting studies on wildlife and domestic stock compatibility in Africa," says UW Zoology Professor Hank Harlow, UW-NPS Research Center director who organizes the seminar series each summer.

Goheen will discuss the interactions between wild and domestic herbivores and explain how such interactions can be managed to provide the best chance for long-term wildlife persistence.

The UW-NPS Research Center provides a base for university faculty members and governmental scientists from throughout North America to conduct research in the diverse aquatic and terrestrial environments of Grand Teton National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Area.

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