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Wildlife Ecology in San Guillermo National Park, Argentina|Virtual Research in the Classroom

Become a wildlife ecologist and study the relationship between predators and their prey in the high Andes of South America. The activities below will introduce you to Emiliano Donadio and his research on pumas and vicunas in San Guillermo National Park in Argentina.

As you complete the activities, you will have the opportunity to:
  • make hypotheses and predictions.
  • collect and analyze data.
  • use your results to reach a conclusion.

NOTE: All of the videos for this project are on YouTube. You may access them through the links on the individual pages, or you may access them all on the Science Posse's playlist on the University's YouTube channel. However, because YouTube is blocked in some schools, they can also be accessed from the University of Wyoming Multimedia Server.

Click on the links or pictures below to begin your investigation!

Emilano Donadio 

Meet Emiliano Donadio, the man behind the research.

The Study Site

Go to the Study Site

Defining the system under study

Meet the Study Subjects

Research Question 1

Investigate Research Question 1

Research Question 2

Investigate Research Question 2

Research Question 2

Investigate Research Question 3

Wrapping it up

When researchers complete their field studies, they examine their data in the context of the larger picture and report what they have learned. This synthesis often leads to new ideas to investigate further. 

Synthesize and report your results.


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Introducing the Research Project in San Guillermo National Park

Introducing the Research Project in San Guillermo National Park
Researcher Emiliano Donadio explains his research on puma predations on vicunas and issues an invitation to join him in collecting and analyzing data.

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