Arthur Middleton

Associate research scientist

Photo of Arthur Middleton



Tel: (o) 347-599-2111 // (c) 307-460-0880
Skype: amiddle2

Faculty Support
Eleanor Migliore, 203 432-5732

Mailing Address
Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511



Ph.D. University of Wyoming (Ecology), M.E.M. Yale University (Biodiversity and ecosystems), B.A. Bowdoin College (English and government)

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Arthur is a wildlife ecologist with interest in science communication and the improvement of ecosystem management. Currently he works in the Rockies and the Andes. In Wyoming, Arthur is studying the effects of predators and climate on the elk of the Absaroka Range, and working with state and federal partners to conduct new research on the major elk migrations of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). In Argentina, he is collaborating with university and government partners to study the influence of puma predation on vicuñas, condors, and the surrounding landscape of the San Guillermo Biosphere Reserve.

Along with photojournalist Joe Riis, Arthur was awarded the 2013 Camp Monaco Prize by Prince Albert II of Monaco for a collaborative effort to link science and public education on the subject of trans-boundary wildlife migrations. In addition to its research products, this project is creating a documentary film and a traveling museum exhibit in partnership with the Draper Museum of Natural History and the Whitney Western Art Museum at Wyoming's Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Arthur completed a Ph.D. in 2012 at the University of Wyoming and a M.E.M at Yale University in 2007. Previously he worked as a raptor biologist and falconer in the U.S., Europe, and Central America.

Arthur is also a research associate with the Wyoming Migration Initiative and the Draper Museum of Natural History.