Faculty 101: John Benson
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor John Benson is a wildlife biologist in the School of Natural Resources. He has studied deer, sharks, moose, bears, wolves and other animals all over the country.
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[00:00:05.390]John Vincent studied
[00:00:06.470]sharks off the coast of California.
[00:00:08.700]20 yards in front of the boat,
[00:00:10.110]a white shark just fully breached out of the water,
[00:00:12.770]full separation from the water, with a gleaming white belly.
[00:00:16.010]He helped reintroduce bears
[00:00:17.570]in Louisiana, tracked wolves in Canada.
[00:00:21.130]In all the dens I've been in,
[00:00:22.280]you basically have to have your arms right out
[00:00:23.890]in front of you, and you can just wriggle through.
[00:00:26.090]Had a close encounter with a moose.
[00:00:28.450]Bears, mountain lions, sharks,
[00:00:30.480]none of them are quite as terrifying
[00:00:32.530]as a female moose, when you're-
[00:00:34.300]Doctor Benson is an assistant professor
[00:00:36.250]in the School of Natural Resources
[00:00:37.910]at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
[00:00:40.330]But, how did he get here, and why
[00:00:42.350]is wildlife conservation important?
Those questions, and others,
[00:00:46.450]in this episode of Faculty 101.
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