Explaining her wolf research earns Jen Stenglein an outdoor writing scholarship

Ph.D. candidate Jennifer Stenglein (Wildlife Ecology) has been picked to receive the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers’ 2012/2013 Wendy O’Donnell-Schmidt Memorial Scholarship.

“Jen has real talent in communicating the results and implications of her research,” noted her adviser Tim VanDeelen, Associate Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology.

Stenglein’s research focuses on the high-profile topic of wolf management. Recent interest in wolf management has given her an opportunity to interview with news reporters and to testify and field questions on her research in public hearings before Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board, Van Deelen notes. “[Her] work is already guiding policy debates on the high-profile and controversial topic of wolf management in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin DNR is already relying on her for population-level projections of various management options” he adds.