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Researcher to Discuss Teton Valley Mountain Lions Thursday


July 29, 2013 — A researcher who has studied cougar ecology in northwest Wyoming will discuss his findings Thursday, Aug. 1, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Mark Elbroch, leader of the Teton Cougar Project, will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the AMK Ranch, located north of Leeks Marina. A barbecue, at a cost of $5 per person, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the UW-NPS Center at (307) 543-2463.

Elbroch will discuss whether the variability of cougar behavior may be influenced by increasing numbers of wolves in the system; decreasing numbers of prey; changes in cougar density; the genetic relatedness between interacting individuals; or the timing of the breeding season.

The UW-NPS Research Center provides a base for university faculty members and government scientists from throughout North America to conduct research in the diverse aquatic and terrestrial environments of Grand Teton National Park and the greater Yellowstone area.

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