University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences


Experiment 299 - Tracking wolf recolonization at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

After having been extirpated for approximately a century, wolves have recently recolonized the north side of Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Cedar Creek is an ideal site to study predator recolonization because of the baseline established by many decades of comprehensive ecological research, including data from thousands of plots in dozens of multi-decadal long-term studies spread across the 21 km2 property. The proposed project would use GPS collars to track wolf locations and movements inside and nearby Cedar Creek. These data would be a first step toward understanding the potential cascading impacts of wolves on the ecosystems and species of Cedar Creek. Wolf tracking would begin in May 2016. The proposed project would have minimal impacts on Cedar Creek ecosystems and existing projects, and would offer information critical for interpreting the results of existing projects.

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