The Wolves of Isle Royale: Lessons from 50 Years of Research
Dr. John A. Vucetich, Associate Professor
School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University
Dr. Vucetich discusses what he and his colleagues have learned from decades of field studies on the ecology of wolves and moose on Isle Royale in Lake Superior. This 50-year study provides important insights into the value of long-term research. Dr. Vucetich has published over 50 papers in top journals that have addressed a variety of topics that influence predator-prey dynamics, including behavioral ecology, foraging ecology, sociality, inbreeding, density-dependence, demographic stochasticity, nutrient cycling, senescence, disease, extinction risk, and policy/advocacy.
A presentation sponsored by the Idaho Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho