Ph.D. University of Wyoming (Ecology), M.E.M. Yale University (Biodiversity and ecosystems), B.A. Bowdoin College (English and government)
Arthur is a wildlife ecologist with interest in the public communication of scientific discovery and the improvement of ecosystem management and policy. 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 federal and provincial 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 research and public education on the subject of trans-boundary wildlife migrations in Yellowstone. In addition to its research products, this project will produce a documentary film and a 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 his Ph.D. in 2012 at the University of Wyoming and a master's of environmental management at Yale University in 2007. Prior to receiving his ecological training, Arthur 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 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.