presented by Aaron Wirsing

Aaron Wirsing

Aaron Wirsing will be the featured speaker at the Monday, December 13 virtual meeting of the Flathead Audubon Society at 7 PM (See below for how to join the Zoom meeting.) He received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and graduate degrees from the University of Idaho (MS) and Simon Fraser University (PhD, in Vancouver, BC Canada). Aaron is currently a Professor of Wildlife Science in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington, in Seattle, where he also heads the Predator Ecology Lab (

Aaron and his graduate students are interested in the impacts large predators have on prey populations and ecosystems. His talk will focus on the ecological effects of gray wolf recolonization in Washington, highlighting projects that began in 2011 exploring how the renewed presence of wolves in this state is shaping deer behavior and the behavior of other large carnivores such as cougars, as well as how prey species balance risks posed by wolves and human hunters.

The program will be presented through the online Zoom platform on December 13th, 2021, at 7pm Mountain Time (you can hop on at 6:30pm to chat with fellow FAS members). Check your November Pileated Post for the link or email us at requesting the link with instructions to connect.

The program is free and open to the public.

Videos of earlier FAS meeting presentations are available at