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Group Formation of New Isle Royale Wolves Leads to Territorial Aggression

GPS collar data shows three wolves, 1 female and 2 males, have been traveling, feeding, and bedding together since March, 2019 (W001F, W007M, and W013M). This is the first wolf group to form and remain associated since introduction efforts began… … read more

Isle Royale Wolf Project Researchers Document Summer Predation

Between May and October, field crews visited 381 sites, determined wolf behavior associated with site use, and located the remains of 60 prey, including primarily moose, beavers, and snowshoe hares. Read Full Document (PDF)

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

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