Insights from 40 Years of Study on Earth's Southernmost Mammal: Antarctica's Weddell Seal

Dates: September 16, 2021

Meets: Thurs. from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Belgrade Community Library

Registration Fee: $0.00

Jay Rotella, a professor in the Department of Ecology at MSU, will provide an overview of the life of Earth's southernmost mammal, the Weddell seal, which lives year-round in Antarctica. He will describe how the population has fared over the past 40 years and discuss prospects for the population in the years ahead.

This collaborative community event is presented by OLLI at MSU and the Belgrade Community Library and is free and open to the public.

Fee:   $0.00

Belgrade Community Library

106 N Broadway
Belgrade, MT 59714

Jay Rotella

Jay Rotella is a professor in the Department of Ecology at MSU and a member of the Fish and Wildlife Ecology and Management Program. His work focuses on animal population ecology, modeling and estimation of population parameters, and effects of abiotic and biotic factors on population dynamics. His research includes both basic and applied topics that span from management of wild populations to life-history evolution. At MSU, he teaches a senior-level course in ornithology and graduate courses on population dynamics and on the analysis of population data.


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