20 Maggio 2024

Keynote speakers

TERRY KREEGER
WILDLIFE CAPTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Terry Kreeger, MS, DVM, PhD retired as the State Wildlife Veterinarian for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and as adjunct professor at the University of Wyoming (Veterinary Sciences) and the University of Minne- sota (Fisheries and Wildlife). His research interests include wildlife capture and anesthesia, physiology and behavior, and wildlife diseases. In addi- tion to over 100 scientific publications, he is co-author of the Handbook of Wildlife Chemical Immobilization. He was past president of the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians and was unanimously elected a Life- time Honorary Member of The Wildlife Society.

MARK R. JOHNSON
PRACTICAL APPROACHES FOR MONITORING AND MAXIMIZING ANIMAL CARE
Mark R. Johnson, DVM, MS, is founder/CEO of Global Wildlife Resources. He was the fi rst veterinarian for the National Park Service and Project Veterinarian for the gray wolf reintroduction program in Yellowstone Park. Dr. Mark teaches wildlife capture and handling for state and federal wildlife agencies, tribal programs, NGO’s, sanctuaries, and veterinarians with both live and online courses. He is an instructor for USDA Wildlife Services and Affiliate Faculty at University of Montana Wildlife Biology. Dr. Mark has 30+ years in the fi eld with many diverse North American species including bears, wolves, and ungulates and is currently assisting numerous research programs on cougar, lynx, and bobcats.
ALINA L. EVANS
CUTTING EDGE: CHEMICAL IMMOBILIZATION AND ANESTHESIA OF FREE-RANGING BROWN BEARS
Associate Professor at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Ali- na Evans has worked within wildlife immobilization and wildlife health for the past 14 years, publishing numerous articles on the evaluation of field anesthesia in (mostly) northern species and completed her PhD on the ecophysiology of brown bears. She currently su- pervises PhD studies studying ecophysiology of brown bears, moose and cattle which graze in the presense of carnivores.
MARC CATTET
WILDLIFE CAPTURE: CONSIDERATIONS, CONSEQUENCES, AND ALTERNATIVES
Marc Cattet, DVM, PhD, is the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Branch with the Government of Yukon and an Adjunct Professor in the Depart- ment of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). His research interests include chemical immobilization, the effects of hu- man activity on wildlife health, and the assessment of wildlife health by non-invasive techniques. Over the past four decades, he has coauthored numerous wildlife-related scientific publications, supervised graduate stu- dents, and taught courses in wildlife chemical immobilization.
JORGE R. LOPEZ OLVERA
CAPTURING EUROPEAN WILD UNGULATES: HOW WELL ARE WE DOING?
Jorge R. López Olvera, DVM, PhD, works as Associate Professor at the Veterinary School of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain. Jorge’s research and teaching activities have focused on wildlife capture and stress assessment, diseases, and population management, as well as human-wildlife conflict in anthropized wildlife. He has coauthored more than 100 scientific publications in indexed journals and supervised ve- terinary, Master and PhD students. He is member of the Board of the European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA), Spanish President of the Groupe d’Étude sur l’Ecopathologie de la Faune Sauvage de Montagne (GEEFSM), and Associate Editor of PLoS ONE and the European Journal of Wildlife Research.
JON M ARNEMO
35 YEARS AS A FIELD ANESTHESIOLOGIST
Jon M. Arnemo, DVM, PhD is a professor and wildlife veterinarian at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and the Swedish Universi- ty of Agricultural Sciences. He is co-author of the Handbook of Wildlife Chemical Immobilization and his list of publications includes more than 650 titles on wildlife anesthesia, One Health, ecophysiology, ecotoxicolo- gy, lead (Pb) exposure and wound ballistics. He has supervised numerous veterinary and master students and PhD candidates. He has given immo- bilization courses for 30 years and has been involved in wildlife capture operations in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America.

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