Wisconsin Ecology 21st Annual Fall Symposium
We are pleased to host Dr. James Estes, Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium on October 14 & 15, 2015. Estes is part of a the Estes & Tinker Lab at the Santa Cruz Field Station, a cooperative unit of the University of California, Santa Cruz and the United States Geoloigical Survey. The group is interested in the ecology of coastal marine communities, particularly the influences of vertebrate consumers on benthic community structure. Most of their field research has focused on sea otter populations around the northeastern Pacific Ocean. The central theme of all of their studies is to better understand the suite of direct and indirect interactions between sea otters and other species in the near-shore environment.
Dr. Estes was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition for his distinguished and continuing acheivements in original scientific research. In addition to being elected into the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Estes has recieved the Western Society of Naturalists' Lifetime Achievement Award, Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship, the C. Hart Merriam Award of the American Society of Mammalogists, and the USGS Shoemaker Award for Distinguished Achievement in Communication.
*Wisconsin Ecology Symposia are free and open to the public*