In the News

General news stories

Video: Population density - a new method using remote cameras and radio collars The Applied Ecologist's Blog, written by Jesse Whittington

Smile! Less-costly method uses remote cameras to count grizzlies Montana Untamed June 29, 2017

Tiger experts cross the globe to learn from Montana biologists, Missoulian May 11, 2017 (pdf)

Camera traps shed new light on wildlife biology, Missoulian Feb. 15, 2017 (pdf)

Hello, bear! Remote cameras effectively monitoring grizzly bears in mountain parks, Calgary Herald Aug. 5, 2016

The Unnatural Kingdom - if technology helps us save the wilderness, will it still be wild? New York Times Sunday Review, March 11, 2016

Banff National park has room for more than 1,000 bison, says study (Calgary Herald); Bison on Track to Return to Banff National Park (The Huffington Post Alberta); Bison could handle 1,300 bison, says report (Calgary Sun); Banff pourrait accueillir plus de 1000 bisons (ICI Radio-Canada); Banff bison capacity 'much bigger than we thought,' new report suggests (CBCNews) Habitat model shows capacity for up to 1,000 bison in Banff, (Rocky Mountain Outlook March 23, 2016)

Wildlife Biology in the 21st Century, Mongabay Oct. 20, 2015

Bhutan tiger population higher than previously thought, survey reveals The Guardian, July 29, 2015, featuring PhD student Tshering Tempa Bhutan National Tiger Report 

Yaks May Be Climbing Higher Due to Climate Change National Geographic - story on climate and human harvest effects on Wild Yak, based on paper with Joel Berger and George Schaller

Habitat for a Grizzly - UM Vision Magazine 2014 - Star undergraduate Ellen Brandell's undergraduate research

The Fight Over the Most Polarizing Animal in the West Outside Magazine, Jan. 20, 2015 - Mark Hebblewhite's perspectives on wolf recovery

UM Researchers: 17 of 31 largest carnivores at risk Missoulian, Jan 10, 2014

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Success Story Missoulian, Oct 20, 2014

Longest Migration in African Mammals Discovered, National Geographic News, May 27, 2014

Caribou conservation

Montreal-born scientist says forestry sector in denial about disappearing caribou - National Observer Nov. 9, 2017 based on our letter in Science "Canada fails to protect its caribou" Nov. 2017

Provinces haven't stopped boreal caribou's decline, and Ottawa may have to intervene, report says The Globe and Mail Nov. 1, 2017

Response from scientists to claims made by the Forest Products Association of Canada regarding the scientific underpinnings of the federal Boreal Caribou Recovery Strategy The Globe and Mail, Nov. 1, 2017

'Disingenuous' Forest Industry Campaign Tries to Undermine Protection of Endangered Caribou Desmog Canada Oct. 23, 2017

Boost for caribou herds on hold Rocky Mountain Outlook, Jan. 26, 2017 (pdf)

Opinion: Alberta's caribou conservation plan is a visionary first step Edmonton Journal, Oct. 12, 2016 (pdf)

To save caribou, Alberta wants to fence them in, Science, July 2016

Alberta plans to add 1.8 million hectares of protected range for Woodland caribou Calgary Herald, June 2016

News story on Marmot (ski resort) may occur despite threat to Caribou in Jasper National Park

DeSmog Canada article about Alberta failing to protect Caribou Habitat, April 9, 2015 

Wolf cull will not save threatened Canadia caribou, Nature, Jan. 20, 2015

Can Wolf Cull Save Alberta Caribou? Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald, Nov. 29, 2014 - based on our Canadian Journal of Zoology wolf management paper

Alberta wolf cull to save caribou just buys time CBC, Global, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, etc., Nov 23, 2014

Caribou on trails Calgary Herald, Aug 2011

Banff May Get New Caribou Herd CBC, Sept, 8, 2009 

Sept 8 2009 CBC Calgary Eyeopener (click to listen)

Montana

Like a sponge - importance of gravel bed river ecosystems in mountainous landscapes Missoulian, July 2016

Habitat in East Fork of Bitterroot Better for Elk, Study Shows News coverage Missoulian, Aug. 2, 2015

Solving the Bitterroot Elk Mystery, Montana Outdoors Magazine, Nov. 2014

Mark Hurley to talk about Mule deer ecology in Bitterroot Valley Missoulian, Oct 20, 2014

Scott Eggeman (former M.S. student) is the new Blackfoot Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Area Biologist - Congratulations Scott!

Study finds twice as many mountain lions as expected, Missoulian and Ravalli Republic, Jan. 9, 2014

Summer range important for elk, Missoulian, Feb 8, 2013

Studying lions: researchers begin to collect lion DNA samples in Bitterroot valley, Ravalli Republic (also Missoulian, Great Falls Tribune, Bozeman Chronicle), Dec. 18, 2012

Wildlife officials propose study of Bitterroot's lion population Aug. 30, 2012

Numbers look good for East Fork Bitterroot elk herd; Lions suggest threat, Aug. 12, 2012

Researchers tag elk calves in southern Bitterroot, June 16, 2012

Elk study: researchers capture, tag elk calves to document herd dynamics, Dec. 15, 2011

UM Professor: Wolves to Stay In Bitterroot, Elk on Menu Ravalli Republic, May 23, 2010

Growing Issues: Local Herd Facing an Uncertain Future as Housing Developments Make an Impact Missoulian, Dec. 3, 2006