Top Banner
41
Welcome message from author
This document is posted to help you gain knowledge. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think about it! Share it to your friends and learn new things together.
Transcript
  • The Wolves and Moose of Isle RoyaleAn Ecological Study

  • Isle RoyaleMooseWolvesEcological Research

  • ildernessWState of Michigan

  • 9 Miles45 Miles210 Square Miles14 Miles

  • Why here?

  • Mainland Total Moose =Living Moose+Moose Born-Moose Killed by Wolves-Moose Killed by Mountain Lions-Moose Hit by Cars-Moose Hunted by Humans-Moose Going Somewhere Else???Isle Royale Total Moose =Living Moose+Births-Deaths (Wolf Predation and Starvation

  • What does it mean to be a moose?

  • What does it mean to be a moose in the spring?

  • What does it mean to be a moose in the summer?

  • What does it mean to be a moose in the summer?

  • What does it mean to be a moose in the fall?

  • What does it mean to be a moose in the winter?How many of you had cereal this morning?

  • What does it mean to be a wolf?

    Chippewa Harbor PackEast PackPaduka PackMiddle PackWinter 2008-09

  • Inbreeding?

  • Summer Research

  • Winter Research

  • What do we know after 50 years of research?The more you know, the less sure you are, Voltaire.

  • What do we know after 50 years of research?Our land management is based on our understanding of nature and our ability to predict the future.

  • What do we know after 50 years of research?Isle Royale has shown us that:Predictions mean little.Random events mean a lot.We still have a lot to learn.

  • Thank you!Questions...