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Doug Smith is a Wolf Biologist and Park Ranger of Yellowstone National Park . Douglas W. Smith is currently project leader for the Yellowstone Gray Wolf Restoration Project in Yellowstone National Park. He worked as biologist for the project from 1994 to1997 and has been with the program since its inception. Doug has studied wolves for 23 years. Prior to Yellowstone, he worked on Isle Royale with wolves from 1979 to 1992 and also with wolves in Minnesota in 1983. He received his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from the University of Idaho in 1985. His coursework and fieldwork from 1985 to 1988 earned him a Master of Science in Biology from Michigan Technological University. Smith received his PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno in the program of Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology. The dissertation topic which earned him his PhD was entitled Dispersal Strategies and Cooperative Breeding In Beavers.