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Big-cat expert to speak at Paul Smith’s College

November 1, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

PAUL SMITHS - An expert in cougar research will round off the fall's Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar Series at Paul Smith's College.

Hugh Robinson will be on campus Friday, Nov. 2, to talk about his work with mountain lions in Montana. Robinso has been involved in cougar research since 1996. His work has helped shape the wildlife management policies in British Columbia, Washington, Montana and the mountain national parks of Canada.

Robinson currently serves as the director of landscape analysis for Panthera, a wildcat conservation organization in Manhattan. He holds a doctorate from Washington State University where he studied the population dynamics of cougars and their prey. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Calgary in geography.

Robinson also spent four years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Montana where he gained extensive experience monitoring the survival, maternity period and population growth of cougars as well as their habitat use.

His talk will take place from 10:10 to 11:05 a.m. in the Freer Auditorium.

All Fisheries and Wildlife Seminars are free and open to the public. For the past six years, Paul Smith's College has hosted a different professional fisheries and wildlife biologist each month as part of the series, which is sponsored by the Fisheries and Wildlife Science program.

The seminar series will resume in spring 2013, with a new slate of speakers from the world of fisheries and wildlife biology.



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