8/18/2021: Initial results are in from collaborative efforts to restore the wolf population and predator-prey dynamics on Isle Royale National Park.
7/12/2021: Wolf pups have been spotted again on Isle Royale, a hopeful sign in the effort to rebuild the predator species' population at the U.S. national park.
7/72021: Global Wildlife Conservation Center researchers will continue monitoring wolf and moose populations with their partners to characterize their effects on this ecosystem and the success of the wolf introduction program.
6/2/2021: Visitors to Isle Royale National Park this summer are being asked to share data about their hiking routes as part of a project to study wildlife behavior.
5/4/2021: If you’re headed to Isle Royale National Park this summer, you can take part in a citizen science project simply by downloading an app.
4/16/2021: Use a free activity tracker while you hike to help document how wildlife respond to human use.
4/16/2021: Researchers from the State University of New York used confirmed sighting data to look at cougar movement in the Great Lakes Region overall.
3/31/2021: Our research article received 1,846 article downloads in 2020, placing it as one of the top 100 downloaded ecology papers for Scientific Reports in 2020.
2/01/2021: Evidence from MDC and ESF researchers shows black bear numbers are growing and range is expanding in Missouri, providing proof that black bears are becoming firmly established in the state.
11/9/2020: This allows GWCC to more effectively address urgent conservation challenges, helping to ensure environmental integrity and sustainable use of our natural resources.
9/14/2020: Isle Royale NP and ESF have documented reproduction for wolves introduced to Isle Royale in 2018 and 2019, a key element of the wolf introduction program’s success
4/4/2020: Recent extreme flooding has allowed muggers to leave their typical habitat and occupy these areas.
3/4/2020: When humans and wildlife attempt to share the road, it doesn't always bode well for the mammals.
2/10/2020: A new modeling approach could allow researchers to use remote sensing lidar data to predict small mammal biodiversity.
1/15/20: But they are likely still having an indirect effect on reptile deaths by introducing invasive species and climate change.
12/20/19: Researchers are using data from GPS collars on introduced wolves to monitor individuals.
12/3/19: Gray wolves translocated to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan are finding plenty of prey, researchers found.
12/2/19: NPS and ESF concluded summer predation monitoring by the wolves introduced to the Isle Royale ecosystem.
12/2/19: Scientists say gray wolves relocated to Isle Royale National Park are adjusting nicely to their new surroundings and finding plenty of prey.
9/24/19: Three more gray wolves (Canis lupus) have been translocated to Isle Royale National Park.
9/20/19: The Isle Royale fall wolf translocation project successfully moved three wolves from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the park.
9/7/19: Isle Royale National Park resumed it’s wolf translocation project this week.
8/13/19: Professor Belant is profiled in ESF Magazine.
6/6/19: Dr. Jerry Belant involved with National park Service wolf population project
5/29/19: In late March, the NPS discovered a translocated wolf’s GPS collar transmitting a mortality mode signal.
3/15/19: Human activities are driving population declines across species, but identifying actual sources of individual mortality from our activities is challenging.
3/11/19: Deer collaring in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan
2/27/19: Researchers visited Little Girl's Point in recent weeks, collecting data on the area's deer population as part of ongoing research into chronic wasting disease.
2/23/19: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently completed work to trap and collar deer as part of its ongoing study of seasonal deer movement in the western UP..
2/12/19: Humans cause more than 25 per cent of deaths among an array of species all over the globe
2/11/19: Humans have survived hundreds of thousands of years thanks to our advanced intelligence — and our steadfast capacity for cruelty.
2/11/19: Humans have a "disproportionately huge effect" on the other species of vertebrates that share Earth's surface with.
2/11/19: Humans cause more than 25 per cent of deaths among an array of species all over the globe.
2/11/19: "This is one more piece of evidence to add to the list, one more example of the effect we're having on the planet," ESF professor Jerrold L. Belant said.
2/11/19: The study found that 28 percent of the animals' death were directly caused by humans.
5/25/18: Dr. Jerrold Belant joins faculty for fall semester.
2/26/18: Discovering joins Michigan Predator Prey Project for a den check at min 17:14.
2/24/18: Research Tyler Petroelje discussed UP Deer Movement Study on Mike Avery Outdoor Show.
2/23/18: There better be a good reason to tranquilize a dormant black bear and drag it out of its den into the snow on a frigid winter morning.
2/21/18: The Michigan Predator Prey study is a long–term project being done by the Michigan Department of natural Resources
2/5/18: Deer tagging with Brad Johnson of the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources
1/27/2018: Students from Baraga High School got a first-hand look at how the Michigan DNR are tracking the migration patterns of deer across the U.P.
1/16/2018: Terry Minzey, DNR U.P. Regional Wildlife Supervisor, joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to talk about this study and it’s goals.