Matthew Schuler is one of three ESA 2012 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. His Ph.D. research at Washington University focuses on how land-use practices can enhance species diversity in heavily managed ecosystems. Here, he discusses his experiences meeting with policymakers on Capitol Hill, his past work with the Timber Wolf Information Network and the need for scientists to get involved with their local communities.
For more on wolf management efforts, see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, EcoTone.
This is the final in a series of three episodes featuring graduate students recognized by ESA in 2012 for their work at the interface of science and policy. For more information on the GSPA, click here.