Wildlife Ecology and Management

Animal bones.

The moose and wolves of Isle Royale—the longest-running predator prey study in the world—and wolf studies at Yellowstone National Park. How predation and ecosystem size impact arthropod food webs in Hawaiian forests. Increasing biodiversity and habitat complexity in Great Lakes wetlands. From habitat modeling, field studies of demographic traits, and animal behavior studies, to stable isotope analysis, our internationally recognized scientists take on the big issues: overabundant game species, the role of large animals in forest nutrient recycling, how wind and biomass energy development affects wildlife, and how wildlife resource management affects humankind.

"If you like to walk, eat, and hang out with your family, you have things in common with a wolf."Researcher John Vucetich

Faculty Projects 

Evaluating sustainable bioenergy production systems across the Americas. National Science Foundation. 2012-2017. PI: Flaspohler DJ.

Predator control of carrion resources and associated ecological heterogeneity. National Science Foundation. 2016-2021. PI Bump JK.

Wolf research in Yellowstone National Park. National Science Foundation. 2012-2017. PIs: Vucetich JA, Smith D, Macnulty D.

Increasing biodiversity and habitat complexity in invaded wetlands. Environmental Protection Agency: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. 2017-2019. PIs: Tuchman N, Lishawa S, Albert D, Clark E, Reo N, Schrank A, Lawrence B.