Department of Biology Speaker Series
The Montana Tech Department of Biology Spring Speaker Series will continue with Shawn J. Riley presenting, “From tigers to white-tailed deer: integrating human dimensions insights in wildlife conservation.
Shawn Riley is a professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and a scientist in the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management at Michigan State University. Shawn’s current research endeavors include human-wildlife interactions, most recently focusing on tolerance for wildlife in various settings, and how to better integrate insights from ecological and social science in decisions about wildlife management. Shawn currently is involved in projects in the Bangladesh, Nepal, Sweden and the US. He teaches a senior-level course at Michigan State titled “Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife” for which he received the Excellence in Teaching Award as well as a Lilly Teaching Fellowship at MSU.
During 2009-2010, Shawn was a Senior Fulbright Fellow at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå (pronounced oo-me-o). Shawn earned a PhD at Cornell University, and BS and MS degrees from Montana State University. Between his studies at Montana State and Cornell, Shawn was a research biologist, management biologist, and state-wide program biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
His presentation is open to all and will take place in CBB 102 on Thursday, April 25 from 4 -5 pm.