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Yellowstone Elk The Focus Of Ecology Forum
2013-07-01 05:14:07

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ecologists have been active in their response to the publishing of a new study in the June issue of the Ecological Society of America's journal Ecology. In it, Arthur Middleton and fellow researchers from the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the US Geological Survey discussed the Clarks Fork herd residing on crowded winter grounds outside of Cody, Wyoming. Their findings contradict those of a 1988 study...

2011-02-01 22:50:49

Building a highway through Serengeti National Park may devastate one of the world's last large-scale herd migrations and the region's ecosystem, according to new research by an international team of ecologists, including a University of Guelph professor. The study by John Fryxell, a Guelph integrative biology professor, and four other scientists from the United States and Canada appears in a recent issue of PLoS ONE, a peer-reviewed international journal published by the Public Library of...

2010-05-14 11:51:58

Hunting and fishing quotas limit the number of game animals or fish an individual may take based on harvests from the previous year. But according to a new study co-authored by University of Minnesota ecologist Craig Packer, this strategy may jeopardize wildlife populations. The authors recommend that wildlife managers rethink policies for sustainable utilization. Setting limits on the number of days allowed for hunting and fishing rather than the number of trophies would be a more effective...