Tue, Feb 08|
Western Migrations - Where are the Deer and the Antelope Playing?
Dr. Jerod Merkle Knobloch Professor of Migration Ecology & Conservation, University of Wyoming Photo credit: Tanner Warder, Wyoming Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Time & Location
Feb 08, 2022, 6:00 PM MST
About the event
Replay available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcD0_TWh5a0
For the first time, state and federal wildlife biologists across the American West have come together to map the migrations of mule deer, elk, pronghorn, moose and bison. The team produced maps of more than 40 big-game corridors in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. This collaborative effort is a huge milestone in wildlife migration research. On a global perspective, the U.S. is the first country to have produced these kinds of standardized migration maps for ungulates (hooved animals) across species and jurisdictions, and to archive them all in one place. Join us as Dr. Merkle walks us through this incredibly important study of wildlife behavior in the American West. Download the report here. View Migration Videos here.
Jerod Merkle is the Knobloch Professor of Migration Ecology and Conservation within the Department of Zoology and Physiology at University of Wyoming. He is also a research associate with the Wyoming Migration Initiative. Jerod is a quantitative wildlife ecologist with broad interests in understanding how the movement of animals relates to environmental heterogeneity and change, and how these interactions scale to population- and landscape-level ecological processes. He's an engaging presenter with a knack for connecting the data with the realities on the ground.