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Genomic signatures of extensive inbreeding in Isle Royale wolves, a population on the threshold of extinction

The observation that small isolated populations often suffer reduced fitness from inbreeding depression has guided conservation theory and practice for decades. However, investigating the genome-wide dynamics associated with inbreeding depression in natural populations is only now feasible with relatively inexpensive … read more

Wolves of Isle Royale Annual Report 2018-19

Ecological Studies of Wolves on Isle Royale – Annual Report 2018–2019 – Sarah R. Hoy, Rolf O. Peterson, and John A. Vucetich During the past year, major support for these studies was received from the National Science Foundation (DEB-1453041), National Park … read more

Ecological Studies of Wolves on Isle Royale

Isle Royale – Between January 2017 and January 2018, the wolf population continued to be comprised of just two wolves on Isle Royale.  Moose abundance probably increased over the past year even though the most recent point estimate   declined  from … read more

Isle Royale News

Photo credit:  Rolf Peterson Isle Royale is a remote wilderness island, isolated by the frigid waters of Lake Superior, and home to populations of wolves and moose. As predator and prey, their lives and deaths are linked in a drama … read more

Two Wolves Remain on Isle Royale

Having survived another year, it is likely that only two wolves remain on Isle Royale. A researcher from Michigan Technological University surveyed the island this winter, part of the longest running predator-prey study in the world. read more

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