Cat - Griz, Ecology of the Rivals

Dates: November 17, 2022

Meets: Th from 10:00 AM to 12 N

Location: MSUAF Great Room

OLLI or Retiree Assoc Member Fee: $0.00

While their namesakes prepare to take to the gridiron on November 18, join MSU OLLI and UM MOLLI for an inter-OLLI discussion of the real-life ecology of 'Cats and Griz. Alumni and field biologists Andrew and Shannon Pils will share their personal experiences from fieldwork and research on these two carnivores in the Greater Yellowstone area. Are they indeed rivals? Join us to find out!

(Also open to members of the MSU Retiree Association)

Fee:   $0.00


MSUAF Great Room

1501 South 11th Ave.
Bozeman, MT

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Andrew Pils

Andrew Pils earned a B.S. in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin and an M.S. in fish and wildlife management from Montana State University. He's had a 25-year career working with wildlife and the various land management agencies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Currently he serves as the forest wildlife biologist for the Shoshone National Forest in Cody, Wyoming. Much of his time is spent working on grizzly bear issues where minimizing human-bear conflicts is a primary focus.

Shannon Pils

Shannon Pils earned a B.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Montana and an M.S. in fish and wildlife management from Montana State University. She served as a habitat ecologist for the USGS Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (based on the MSU Campus) from 1994 to 2012. She currently also works for the Shoshone National Forest.


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