Jeffrey P. Copeland
Idaho Department of Fish and Game (Retired)
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station (Retired)
Tetonia, Idaho, USA
Jeff Copeland has been involved in wolverine research for over 20 years as a research biologist for Idaho Fish and Game and the Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula, Montana prior to retirement in 2010. He has led efforts to develop wolverine detection methodology, and wolverine ecology studies in central Idaho, western Wyoming, Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. Jeff’s work is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and popular articles, and has been featured in the Discovery, Animal Planet, and PBS Nature television series.
Jeff’s current interest is in developing an improved understanding of wolverine ecology from an aspect of life history, biogeography, intraspecific sociality, semiochemistry, and habitat relationships, and how the species may be impacted by various human-related activities and the impacts of global warming. “The wolverine exists on the fringes of our environment, and our consciousness. Without an understanding of our impact on this special creature, it will disappear from the wild places it inhabits without our knowing it was even present.”
John A. Krebs
BC Ministry of Environment
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Jackson S. Whitman
AK Dept. of Fish and Game (Retired)
Salmon, Idaho, USA
Jack Whitman has been engaged in field research on a variety of carnivores since 1971, both in North America and Far Eastern Russia. He recently retired from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game after 27 years of research and management efforts. He has published a variety of scientific and popular manuscripts on wolverines and other carnivore species, and is currently continuing his research efforts in Idaho.
Dr. Arild Landa
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
Arild Landa has been engaged in field research on large carnivores since 1982. Since 1990 he has carried out a number of large projects on wolverines and Arctic fox in Norway, – and muskoxen and caribou in Greenland. Landa is educated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and received his PhD on wolverines in 1997. Landa has experience as head of research at Greenland institute of natural resources and Norwegian institute for nature research (NINA). Today he is a senior scientist at NINA. Landa has a comprehensive scientific and popular science production as well as being an author of general literature.