PORTLAND, OR. Michael
Wisdom, a research wildlife biologist with the Forest Service’s
Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station, received a Fulbright
Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at the Argentinean
Institute of Arid Lands Research. Wisdom will teach a graduate
level course on animal resource selection and will conduct research
on two species of Argentinean native ungulates and their habitat
requirements and landscape use patterns.
The Fulbright program,
founded in 1946 by Senator J. William Fulbright, is designed
to help increase mutual understanding between the people
of the United States and the people of other nations. The program
is the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange
program in the world, with recipients selected on the basis of
academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership
in their fields.
Wisdom is one of about 800 U.S. faculty and professionals
who travel abroad each year to conduct research in a variety
of academic and
professional fields. Wisdom has a M.S. in wildlife science from
New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in forestry, range, and
from the University of Idaho.
In 2001, PNW Research Station scientist
Ching-Yan Li received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research
at Nicholas Copernicus
The PNW Research Station is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
It has 11 laboratories and centers located in Alaska, Oregon,
and Washington and about 425 employees.