Nutritional Ecology Webinar Series

TWS Nutritional Ecology Webinar Series

The Wildlife Society’s Nutritional Ecology Working Group has facilitated a webinar series showcasing the diversity of nutritional ecology research.  All webinars can be watched live, and they all are recorded and can be watched by clicking on the webinar title below:

2022/2023 winter webinars 

February 8th, 2023 – Heather Johnson – USGS Alaska Science Center. “Linking the Summer Foodscape to the Behavior and Demography of Caribou in the Arctic

March 8th, 2023 – Seth Newsome – University of New Mexico. “Ecological processes and wildlife in a changing world revealed by stable isotopes”


Recorded Nutritional Ecology Webinars

January 11th, 2023 – John Cook – National Council for Air and Stream Improvement. “30 years of fine-scale nutritional ecology research: implications for management and planning at broad scales

December 14th, 2022 – Kirk Klasing – University of California, Davis. “Nutritional ecology and conservation of an endangered bird – the kakapo of New Zealand

November 16th, 2022 – Dr. Anthony Pagano – USGS Alaska Science Center. “Linking the energy expenditure, diet and behavior of polar bears during a period of rapid sea ice decline enabling and detoxification by gut microbes

March 9th, 2022 – Sue Ishaq – University of Maine. “Moose rumen microbes and you

February 9th, 2022 – Candace Williams – San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. “Gut microbiota and their role in rhinoceros infertility

January 12th, 2022 – Denise Dearing University of Utah “Metabolic enabling and detoxification by gut microbes

December 8th, 2021 – Kevin Kohl – University of Pittsburgh. “Who’s in charge here?: Microbial contributions to animal physiology, ecology, and evolution” (Presentation not recorded)

November 10th, 2021 – Jennifer Forbey – Boise State University. “Manipulating metabolites & microbes to manage wild herbivores

March 3rd, 2021 — Katie Christie, Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “Winter diet and food selection by collared pikas in changing alpine ecosystems of Alaska”.

February 3rd, 2021 — Morag Dick – Western University. “Sugar metabolism in hummingbirds and bats”.

January 6th, 2021 — Jessica Rothman – Hunter College of the City University of New York.  “Nutrient balancing in African monkeys and apes”.

December 2nd, 2020 — David Press, Dane Horowski – National Park Service; Kristin Denryter, Brandon Munk – California Department of Fish and Game. “The Interface of Nutrition and Disease in a Coastal Ungulate – Tule Elk at Point Reyes National Seashore, California”.

November 4th, 2020 — Scott McWilliams, University of Rhode Island. “The nutritional and physiological ecology of migratory birds”.