Photo credit Joe Riis. Mule Deer Migration Project, Western Wyoming Red Desert to Hoback

Sustaining Big Game Migrations in the West: Science, Policy, and People

Emerging Issues Forum: The science of big game migration is developing quickly and we are now gaining a better understanding… (Photo by Joe Riis)

Student successfully defends MS work examining a formerly migratory bighorn sheep herd

Alyson Courtemanch, currently the Jackson Region Wildlife Biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department…

Bear Elk

New UW Research Shows Grizzly Diet Shift Hits Elk Herds

A decline in native Yellowstone cutthroat trout due in part to the introduction of nonnative lake trout has driven a shift in the diets of grizzly bears that helps explain losses in some migratory elk herds in the greater Yellowstone area, according to new research published today.

Coop Students Awarded Fellowships/Scholarships

Students throughout the coop unit were recently recognized for academic and research accomplishments at the annual Zoology and Physiology…

Mule deer in western Wyoming migrate 18-140 km to high-elevation summer ranges where they access high quality forage and accumulate fat reserves that help them survive the harsh winters. The ability to identify and prioritize these migration routes may improve management and land-use planning.

Researchers begin largest mule deer study in Wyoming

The Wyoming Range mule deer herd, one of the most iconic herds in the West, is shrinking. That we already know. What wildlife biologists don’t know is why and what can be done.

Long-term trends in size of trophy ungulates

A team of scientists led by a University of Wyoming researcher recently reported that the size of trophy horns and antlers of most species of North American big game has declined slightly over the past century, most likely as a result of intensive harvest of males.

Recent Coop graduate publishes commentary on wolves in the West

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this month handed over its wolf-management efforts to the state of Wyoming, leaving all three northern Rockies states, including Montana and Idaho, to manage wolves on their own

MMorrison recognized by WGFD for contributions to ungulate modeling

Tom Morrison, a postdoc in Matt Kauffman’s lab, was named the 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Wildlife Conservation Award…

Defense seminar – Absaroka Elk

The public seminar, entitled “The influence of large carnivore recovery and summer conditions on the migratory elk of Wyoming’s Absaroka Mountains,”…

New publication on elk migration and wolf habitat use

Abby Nelson, who finished her MS thesis at the University of Wyoming in 2011, was the lead author. This work was conducted in the Absaroka Mountains…