When it comes to sharing information, there seems to be quite a difference of opinion—across areas both trivial and serious—as to how much is enough. Some people broadcast their lives on Facebook; others poke fun at the oversharers in their feeds. The Edward Snowdens of the world fight for greater government transparency, even as some argue for less of it. Last year, some experts called for heightened secrecy in the technology sector, arguing that public expectation stifles creativity.
Our natural resources and environment are vital to our future. Faculty and staff in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife strive to meet the global challenges that threaten the sustainability of our ecosystems. We empower our students and our stakeholders with the knowledge needed to ensure our natural heritage and a high quality of life. We accomplish this through our renowned and distinguished education, research and outreach programs.
By Maggie Puniewska
The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference offers numerous opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and to network with professionals from across the world. One of the best ways for students to learn, and to teach, is by presenting their research in a professional atmosphere. Under the direction of the Student Development Working Group, TWS members are recruited to judge the student presentations and posters throughout the week. The winners for 2014 included seven first place winners and 11 honorable mentions in the Ph.D., graduate and undergraduate student categories.
A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but new research from a World Heritage site in Nepal indicates that leopards do change their activity patterns in response to tigers and humans—but in different ways.