Scientific Advisory Board

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AWHC is committed to using science-based solutions to humanely manage the wild horse and burro populations on our public rangelands.  The SAB will help us advance our mission by providing scientific advice on a range of issues that are related to our work.

Karen Dalke – Dr. Dalke is a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department at the University of Wisconsin/Green Bay.  Using a unique anthropological lens, she has written and researched extensively about the American mustang and their place in our culture.

Erick Lundgren – Mr. Lundgren is a PhD student at Arizona State University.  A field biologist, he is currently researching a phenomenon that has never been explored in the scientific literature – well-digging by the wild burros of the Sonoran Desert.

Kelly Robin – Dr. Robin is an equine veterinarian whose practice is based in Northern California. Her clients range from show jumpers and companion horses to mini-horses and geriatric ponies.  She is the attending veterinarian for Montgomery Creek Ranch, a 2,000-acre sanctuary that is home to 245 wild horses and burros.

Allen Rutberg – Dr. Rutberg is the Director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy and an Assistant Research Professor at the Tufts/Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.  He is one of the country’s leading writers and researchers on fertility control for wildlife, with a special focus on wild horses.