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Distribution model transferability for a wide‐ranging species, the Gray Wolf

Using existing data can be a reliable and cost-effective way to predict species distributions, and particularly useful for recovering or expanding species. We developed a current gray wolf (Canis lupus) distribution model for the western Great Lakes region, USA, and … read more

Rewilding the American West

After taking office, President Biden signed an executive order announcing his America the Beautiful plan to conserve 30% of US land and water by 2030. He challenged Americans to collaboratively “conserve, connect, and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife upon … read more

Wolf attacks predict far-right voting

Does the return of large carnivores affect voting behavior? We study this question through the lens of wolf attacks on livestock. Sustained environmental conservation has allowed the wolf (Canis lupus) to make an impressive and unforeseen comeback across Central Europe … read more

Susceptibility of Beavers to Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic wasting disease is increasing across the landscape, and this is threatening other wildlife species in addition to cervids. Our objective was to evaluate the possibility that chronic wasting disease could transmit to beavers. Our results indicate that beavers are … read more

Grey wolf genomic history reveals a dual ancestry of dogs

The grey wolf (Canis lupus) was the first species to give rise to a domestic population, and they remained widespread throughout the last Ice Age when many other large mammal species went extinct. Little is known, however, about the history … read more

Questionable policy for large carnivore hunting

U.S. wolf-hunting policies do not align with ecological theory or data Terrestrial large carnivores are in rapid global decline, with consequences for ecosystem structure and function. Among drivers of these declines, legal hunting is unique because it is intentional and … read more

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