Harlow Seminar – July 27th, 2023, Hank Harlow and Harold Bergman
A (brief) history of research and partnership between the University of Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park.
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Hank Harlow will start the seminar with a short account of the evolution of science-based management in the National Park Service and the need for external research to address challenges for maintaining the ecological integrity of our Parks. He will chronicle the history of the UW-NPS from the 1945 Jackson Hole Wildlife Park and its role in supporting science in the GYE through financial, logistic and program support. Harold Bergman will follow with a review of UW-NPS Cooperative Agreements, typical events in a year at the Research Station, and a summary of major recent UW investments in the Station’s infrastructure and operations. Station Interim Director Michael Dillon will then join Hank and Harold to continue the discussion and help answer audience questions.
Hank Harlow is a physiological ecologist with research interests on animal adaptations to stressful environments such as cold temperatures and food scarcity in relation to spatial and energy needs. Animals studied include black bears in the Rocky Mountains, badgers on the Wyoming prairie as well as Komodo dragons in Indonesia, polar bears in the Arctic and Sun bears in Borneo. Hank was Director of the UW-NPS Research Station for 20 years spending summers at the AMK Ranch with his wife and two boys enjoying Sargent’s peninsula as their back yard. Now, as professor emeritus, he is active in the Tucson AZ community running wildlife cameras for spotted cats, volunteering at the Sonoran Desert Museum, conducting workshops on wildlife tracking and mountain biking desert trails.
Harold Bergman retired in 2016 from his positions as Professor of Zoology and Physiology, J.E. Warren Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment, Director of the UW-National Park Service Research Station, and former Director of the Haub School and the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. Bergman earned a PhD in Fisheries Biology at Michigan State University in 1973 and has been on the UW faculty since 1975. He has authored or co-authored over 100 research articles and edited four books on diverse topics related to his principal research interests in environmental toxicology, fish physiology, and environmental policy. He has received numerous research and teaching awards, and he has served on a number of national and international advisory and review panels dealing with environmental and natural resource policy.