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Dr. Angela Dassow Wins Wildlife Award from the Animal Welfare Institute

Dr. Angela Dassow, assistant professor of biology at Carthage College, recently won the Christine Stevens Wildlife Award from the Animal Welfare Institute for her work in passively tracking the locations of packs of wild gray wolves in central Wisconsin through acoustic monitoring of their howls. The award honors researchers for developing innovative, less intrusive wildlife study techniques and more humane methods of resolving conflicts between wild animals and humans. Dassow earned her B.S. degree in widlife ecology and entomology, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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