Linda Rutledge, PhD – September 22, 2016

Oakville Conference Centre

2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, Ontario (QEW & Bronte Rd.), L6L 6P8
Registration/Cash Bar 6 pm; Dinner 7 pm Members $40   Non-Members $50

Linda Rutledge, PhD

Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

 “Fossils to Genomes: Protecting The Eastern Wolves of Algonquin Park

Linda Rutledge, PhDWolves play a critical role in maintaining a healthy environment. As a top predator, they have the potential to increase biodiversity and restore natural regulation to the troubled ecosystems of eastern North America.

Algonquin Provincial Park is home to one of the most threatened wolf populations in the world. The Eastern Wolf (Canis lycaon) has battled centuries of targeted eradication efforts, resulting in a restricted range (centralized in Algonquin Park) and fewer than 1,000 animals remaining. Unfortunately, human-caused mortality and hybridization with Eastern Coyotes (Canis latrans x lycaon) remain their primary threats of extinction.

Linda’s research uses genetics to non-invasively track Eastern Wolves across the landscape in an effort to resolve more complete patterns of distribution and hybridization to help inform endangered species policy.

Her talk will chronicle the history of wolves in Algonquin Provincial Park and explore the critical requirements for their future persistence.

For information & reservations, contact Barry Wylie, President, at or (905) 827-6302.
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Cheques payable to The Canadian Club of Halton with the name(s) of the attendee(s) can be mailed to:

Canadian Club of Halton
283 River Side Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6K 3N3

Please notify us of a cancellation by Monday, September 19.

Memberships (12 months rolling)   $35 Single;   $60 Family;   $80 Corporate