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Evaluating the influence of climate and predation on the survival of Rocky Mountain Elk: A regional synthesis across northwestern states.

Duration

May 2010 - April 2016

Narrative

This study has the following two broad objectives:
1. To assess the influence of landscape-level variation in habitat, climate, predation, and human harvest on the survival and cause-specific mortality of adult female elk across five states in the northwestern US.
2. To understand the potential consequences of these relationships on population growth rate (and available harvest) under different predator, habitat, population management, and climatic scenarios.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 9

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 22

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 8

Scientific Publications: 50

Presentations: 49

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • State of Colorado
  • University of Wyoming

Links

Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  2. The University of Montana
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute