John Vucetich to Present at Michigan Tech Research Forum
The Michigan Tech Research Forum was developed to showcase and celebrate the work of Michigan Tech researchers and to strengthen collaborations and communication in our community.
It is a privilege and honor to announce Professor John Vucetich (SFRES) was selected from nominees across campus as the Fall 2017 Distinguished Lecturer.
Vucetich was nominated by Terry Sharik, dean of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and was selected from a highly competitive pool of candidates.
His lecture, "It's Not About Wolves: Interdisciplinary Knowledge for a Sustainable, Just and Prosperous World," will be presented at 4 p.m. Nov. 7, in MUB Ballroom A.
Sharik writes in his nomination: "John is a world-renowned researcher on predator-prey relations and especially on the role of wolves in regulating ecosystems, based mostly on his work on wolves and moose on Isle Royale—the longest running predator-prey study in the world. He has trained numerous graduate students and collaborated with scientists from around the world. Because of the charismatic nature of wolves and the emotional responses of people to them, much of it centered around whether or not to protect them, John's work also bridges animal population dynamics and ethics. He is published in Science, Nature, and other prestigious journals. His research is funded by NSF and others. John has given hundreds of presentations spanning the gamut from scientists to ordinary citizens, and developed several videos on his work that have received high praise. His delivery style is one of serenity, thoughtfulness and humility."
The Distinguished Lecture Series started in Fall 2016 to honor faculty for their research impact. Department chairs, center/institute directors, deans and Research Advisory Council members nominate highly engaging presenters with broad topic appeal. Distinguished Lecturers are selected for their ability to increase the knowledge of our community by connecting their research with societal and community concerns. Topics are broad intentionally, spanning all colleges and schools at Michigan Tech.
Nominees are reviewed by a committee and announced at the beginning of fall and spring semesters. Past Distinguished Lecturers include Richelle Winkler (SS) in Fall 2016 and Simon Carn (GMES) in Spring 2017.
For more information and to nominate yourself or others, please visit the Michigan Tech Research Forum.