Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Pleistocene Paleoecology of the North American Gray Wolf
Distinguished Research Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh holds the Donald R. Dickey Chair in Vertebrate Biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA. The focus of her over 112 publications is the biology and paleontology of carnivorous mammals, such as hyenas, wolves, and lions. Dr. Van Valkenburgh has appeared in various television documentaries on prehistoric predators ranging from terror birds to sabertooth cats and is a leading expert on the evolutionary biology of large carnivores, past and present.
Plenary Speaker: “Relation of Modern Gray Wolves to Pleistocene Canis in North America”