Recommended Reading


Books by authors who currently are, or were formerly, associated with Wolf Park!

Erich Klinghammer

Dr. Klinghammer was the founding Director of Wolf Park from 1972 until 2008.  He continued to serve on the Wolf Park Board of Directors until his death in 2011.

  • E. Klinghammer, The Behavior and Ecology of Wolves (Garland Science, New York NY, 1979)

Durwood Allen

Dr. Allen was a Professor at Purdue University who had many students that have been major contributors to wolf research.  Professor Allen was a colleague and mentor of Dr. Klinghammer in Wolf Park’s early days.

  • D. Allen, Wolves of Minong: Their Vital Role in a Wild Community (University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor MI, 1984)

Jessica Addams and Andrew Miller

Jessica came to Wolf Park as a practicum in 1997 and returned as an intern in 1998.  She then joined the staff where she worked in several positions including puppy parent, editor of the wolf ethogram, and author of a fox husbandry manual.  She still volunteers at the Park.  Andrew came to Wolf Park as an intern in 2001 and joined the staff shortly thereafter.  He performed a variety of duties at the Park including puppy parent and educational presentations.

Raymond Coppinger 

Dr. Coppinger was a long-time friend and advisor of Dr. Klinghammer. He served on the Wolf Park Board of Directors from 2007 until 2011 and is now an emeritus member of the Board.

Beth Duman

Beth is a wolf specialist and dog trainer.  Hearing of her lectures on wolf ecology and behavior, Dr. Klinghammer met her in 1973 and asked her to join him.  She became Wolf Park’s Michigan representative in 1974 and has made thousands of wolf presentations to a large variety of audiences.

  • B. Duman,  The Evolution of Charlie Darwin – Partner with Your Dog Using Positive Training (Earth Voice Publishing, Howell MI, 2011)
  • B. Duman,  Differentiating Great Lakes Native Wild Wolves from Dogs and Wolf/Dog Hybrids (Earth Voice Publishing, Howell MI, 2011)

Harry Frank

Dr. Frank is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan.  He was a long-time friend of Erich Klinghammer and was instrumental in starting long-term studies of captive wolves.

  • H. Frank ed., Man and Wolf Advances, Issues, and Problems in Captive Wolf Research (Perspectives in Vertebrate Science) ( Dr W. Junk Publisher, Boston MA, 1987)

Paul Pacquet   

Dr. Paquet was a friend and advisor of Dr. Klinghammer for many years.

  • P. Paquet, J. Vucetich, M. Phillips, L. Vucetich, Mexican Wolf Recovery: Three Year Program Review and Assessment (Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Apple Valley MN, 2013)
  • I. McAllister, P. Paquet, C. Davimont, Following the Last Wild Wolves (Greystone Books, Berkeley CA, 2011)
  • M. Musiani, L. Boitani, P. Paquet, The World of Wolves: New Perspectives on Ecology, Behaviour and Management (University of Calgary Press, 2010)
  • M. Musiani, L. Boitani, P. Paquet, A New Era for Wolves and People: Wolf Recovery, Human Attitudes and Policy (University of Calgary Press, 2009)
  • I. McAllister, C. Davimont, P. Paquet, The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Rain Forest (Greystone Books, Berkeley CA, 2007)
  • F. Harington, P. Paquet, Wolves of the World: Perspectives of Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (Noyes Publications, NJ, 1982)

Rolf  Peterson

Dr. Peterson was a long-term friend and advisor of Dr. Klinghammer, dating from the time he was a student at Purdue from 1970 until 1974 and took Dr. Klinghammer’s ethology class.  Dr. Peterson was the third recipient of the Klinghammer Award , a biennial award for outstanding research or exemplary conservation efforts related to canids, in 2011.

  • R. Peterson, The Wolves of Isle Royale: A Broken Balance (University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor MI, 2007)

Karen Pryor

Karen was also a long-time friend and advisor to Dr. Klinghammer.  She made many visits to Wolf Park and has been very supportive of its programs.

  • K. Pryor, Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs (Karen Pryor Clicker Training, Waltham MA, 2012)
  • K. Pryor, Healing the Aggressive Dog  (Karen Pryor Clicker Training, Waltham MA, 2012)
  • K. Pryor, Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About Animals  (Karen Pryor Clicker Training, Waltham MA, 2009)
  • K. Pryor, Don’t Shoot the Dog! (Ringpress Books, Gloucestershire UK, 2006) (This was one of Dr. Klinghammer’s favorite books; he gave out many copies to Wolf Park visitors.)

Doug Smith

Dr. Smith is the project director for the Yellowstone Gray Wolf Project in Yellowstone National Park; he has been with the project since its inception in 1994.  Previously he worked with wolves on Isle Royale and in Minnesota.  He credits his interest in wolves to his first exposure as a puppy parent at Wolf Park in 1979.  Dr. Smith was the first recipient of the Klinghammer Award in 2007.

Clive Wynne, Director of Research

Dr. Wynne is a Professor of Psychology at the Arizona State University,  has conducted research at Wolf Park since 2007 and has served as the Director of Research at the Park since 2009.  He and his students have published several scientific papers on their research at the Park.  These papers are listed in the research section of this web site.

  • C. Wynne, M. Udell, Animal Cognition, Evolution, Behavior, and Cognition (To be released)
  • C.Wynne, Do Animals Think? (Princeton University, Princeton NJ, 2006)
  • C. Wynne, Animal Cognition: The Mental Lives of Animals (Palgrave, New York, NY, 2002).
  • C. Wynne, J. Stadden, Models of Action: Mechanisms for Adaptive Behavior (Psychology Press, New York NY, 1998)