Where Are They Now?

We’ve noticed that many of our scholarship recipients travel the world to continue their careers. This is fantastic. We’re happy when the William Wishart award becomes a springboard to wildlife biology around the world.

Dr. Bogdan Cristescu graduated from the University of Alberta in 2013. But it was 4 years before this that the ACTWS recognized Bogdan’s exceptional work. He was awarded the Wishart graduate scholarship at our 2009 conference. This recognition has helped pave a career path that has crossed frontiers.

As a post-doc, Bogdan moved to Cape Town, South Africa to study predator conflicts with ranched cattle. And now he is at the University of California, Santa Cruz and studies mule deer / cougar interactions. We know the life of committed post-docs; Bogdan likely has more moves ahead of him and new lands to explore. photo: Bogdan Cristescu

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Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques

Embark on a journey of precision and insight with the Lethbridge College Wildlife Analytics Lab (WAL) at the ACTWS Conference in Jasper! Join our workshop, ‘Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques‘, to explore the secrets hidden within wildlife teeth. Explore both the field technique of ‘tooth eruption and wear’ and the laboratory marvel of ‘cementum analysis’ – both dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of ungulate ages. Delve into the heart of these techniques, comparing their accuracy and precision, with a revelation of the superior accuracy of cementum analysis. Learn the art of tooth extraction and witness the seamless process of submitting your own wildlife teeth to the WAL for aging through cementum analysis. Elevate your understanding of deer populations and contribute to the advancement of wildlife knowledge and bolster your resume with applied experience. Participants will gain hands-on familiarity with the field technique of jaw aging, and the lab process of tooth extraction, inspection, preparation, and cementum analysis. Join us in Jasper for a transformative experience at the intersection of field expertise and cutting-edge laboratory analysis!

Facilitated by the Wildlife Analytics Lab, Lethbridge College

Cost: $15

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