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Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program is being rescheduled to a date in December. Please stay tuned and join us then!

RESCHEDULED – Wild Maine Series: “Identifying Wild Mammals of Maine from Tracks and Scat” Jack Hopkins

Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

The Center for Wildlife Studies “Wild Maine” Series, in partnership with the Camden Public Library, continues with a presentation with CWS President and Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology Jack Hopkins all about identifying mammal tracks and scat in Maine.

Jack Hopkins is a wildlife ecologist who is broadly interested in understanding how animals respond to human impacts and a changing environment. He primarily uses stable isotopes and other chemical tracers in combination with a variety of field methods and statistical approaches to investigate species interactions, wildlife-habitat relationships, and the foraging behavior of carnivores. He is also currently active in using chemical data from laser ablation mass spectrometry to develop statistical models for applications in wildlife forensics. Much of Jack’s research is motivated by the needs of state, federal, provincial, or tribal agencies. As such, informing wildlife conservation, management, and policy is often the primary goal of his research.

Before co-founding CWS, Jack worked as a faculty member at Unity College and as a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC San Diego, UC Merced, University of Alberta, and Peking University in China. Before that, he worked as a field biologist for nearly a decade in Yosemite and U.S. Virgin Islands National Parks as well as the U.S. Forest Service and USGS in Montana.


The mission of the Center for Wildlife Studies is to provide accessible environmental education worldwide and promote wildlife conservation through science.

Learn more about CWS by visiting their website: centerforwildlifestudies.org

Learn more about the “Wild Maine” series here: centerforwildlifestudies.org/wild-maine