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Ungulate Migration Patterns Topic of Thursday Talk at AMK Ranch

July 11, 2014

Alteration of Wyoming’s ungulate migrations is the topic of the weekly Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, July 17, 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.

Matt Kauffman will discuss “Wyoming’s Ungulate Migrations: Ecology and Conservation Amid Changing Landscapes” 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.

Kauffman is director of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at UW and a Department of Zoology and Physiology associate professor. He and his colleagues are helping researchers better understand why and how ungulates migrate.

Ungulates are a diverse group of large mammals including moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope.

Kauffman also will discuss how migratory populations are being altered by a variety of factors, including drought and energy development. He and his UW graduate students conduct studies on elk, wolves, moose, mule deer and bighorn sheep in Wyoming, often addressing the influence of habitat condition, drought, predation, human disturbance and energy development among these species.

Developed in 2012, the Wyoming Migration Initiative conducts research and outreach to better understand and conserve Wyoming’s ungulate migrations. For more information about Kauffman’s research, visit the website at migrationinitiative.org.

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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Matt Kauffman, director of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at UW, will discuss the widespread decline of ungulate migrations (such as moose and elk). His talk is Thursday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. the UW-National Park Service Research Center. (UW Photo)


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