Shotaro Shiratsuru

 

Shotaro Shiratsuru

My research interests are in population and community ecology, especially in relation to predator-prey interactions. I earned my B.S. in Biology at Nord University in Norway, after transferring from University of Alaska Fairbanks in the US. For my undergraduate thesis, I studied denning behaviors of brown bears and potential effects of physical properties of winter dens on post-hibernation body condition of bears, collaborating with Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project. During my M.S. in Ecology at University of Alberta in Canada, I studied how snowshoe hares perceive and respond to predation risk in Northern Canada’s boreal forest. For my PhD research in the Pauli lab, I’m going to study population dynamics in vertebrate communities in the Tension Zone of Wisconsin.

 

email: shiratsuru@wisc.edu