Wolverines by Rebecca Watters, April 16, 2015
Published on April 16, 2015 by Eileen Samberg
Southborough native Rebecca Watters, an Algonquin Regional High School graduate, shared her experiences doing research, both in the United States and Mongolia, on the elusive wolverine. She was part of a 5 person team on a National Geographic sponsored research project that cross country skied through the remote Darhad region of Mongolia. Her talk explored the biology and ecology of wolverines, the critical questions of how to conserve climate sensitive wildlife, the adventures on skis, foot, and horseback that go with research efforts on a high-elevation species on two continents, and what we can learn from scientific and conservation dialogue across cultures. You can read about her research and see photos of the expedition in this article from the Community Advocate. A recording of the presentation is available here. This program was supported by a grant from the Southborough Community Fund.