January 24, 2012
Tom Morrison (Postdoc, Coop Unit) and Doug Bolger (Prof, Dartmouth College) published a new study in Journal of Animal Ecology showing that wildebeest have high fidelity to wet season ranges in the Tarangire Ecosystem, of Northern Tanzania. Using photo-identification of individuals, individuals returned between 82-100% of the time to the same range as the previous year. Surprisingly, breeding females were over 3 times more likely to switch ranges than non-breeding females.
Click here for links to the journal, or contact Tom for a e-reprint.