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Predation Shapes the Evolutionary Traits of Cervid Weapons

Sexually selected weapons evolved to maximize the individual reproductive success of males in many polygynous breeding species. Many weapons are also retained outside of reproductive periods for secondary reasons, but the importance of these secondary functions is poorly understood. Here … read more

USFWS – Temporal use of the Nushagak Peninsula by wolves, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, southwestern Alaska

We investigated the time budgets of wolves in the vicinity of the Nushagak Peninsula in order to understand their role as a population control of the Nushagak Peninsula Caribou Herd. Using a combination of conventional and GPS radio telemetry; we … read more

Wildlife CSI – Panhandle Elk Mortality Study

The Panhandle region placed 172 GPS radio-collars on 6-month old elk calves in the Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe River drainages since 2015. A couple reasons we collared so many elk was to determine survival rates and for those elk … read more

Yellowstone Science – The Challenge of Understanding Northern Yellowstone Elk Dynamics after Wolf Reintroduction

The status and trend of the northern Yellowstone elk herd has been an enduring conservation issue throughout the history of Yellowstone National Park. It is the largest of about seven migratory elk herds that graze the park’s high-elevation meadows during … read more

Killing Wolves And Farming Caribou Benefit Industry, Not Caribou: A Response To Stan Boutin

In Nature Alberta Fall 2016, we wrote an open letter to Premier Notley (Proulx et al. 2016), where we requested that the Alberta Government refrain from predator control and fencing caribou for recovering the Little Smoky caribou population. In addition, … read more

Predator Foraging Response To A Resurgent Dangerous Prey

Prey switching occurs when a generalist predator kills disproportionately more of an abundant prey species and correspondingly spares a rarer species. Although this behaviour is a classic stabilizing mechanism in food web models, little is known about its operation in … read more

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