Wild Mammals of Wyoming book signing and lecture

(Cody, Wyo)--- Steven W. Buskirk, PhD, will discuss the subject of his recently-published book, Wild Mammals of Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. Following the free lecture, Buskirk signs copies of the book, available for purchase at the Center Store. The talk takes place in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Coe Auditorium on Thursday, March 3, at 12:15 p.m. Taking on the rich topic of the 117 species of wild mammals in Wyoming and Yellowstone, Buskirk’s book covers the history of mammalogy—the study of mammals—in Wyoming, their zoogeography, and the prehistoric mammals of the state. More than a traditional field guide, the book emphasizes identification, taxonomic classification, geographic range, and the ecology and conservation status of each of these species, those both iconic and obscure. Buskirk’s lunchtime talk shares highlights from the book, and explores some of the interesting problems of monitoring Wyoming mammals as well as their distributional change. Buskirk taught mammalogy and wildlife conservation at the University of Wyoming, and studied the ecology of mammals, for more than thirty years. His research explored population ecology, habitat ecology, behavioral ecology, and physiological ecology of mammals from mice to bighorn sheep. He placed special focus on medium-sized carnivores such as martens, sables, black-footed ferrets, and lynx, as well as their prey. Buskirk has published more than one hundred journal articles and book chapters, and has co-edited several volumes of contributed scientific works. Wild Mammals of Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park was published by University of California Press. #reboot #news