Life of wolves in danger due to dog disease
In a wake up study it has been revealed that most of the gray wolf pups born in Yellowstone National Park last year have died. The reason attributed to this catastrophe is a dog disease//.
In a staggering figure only 22 of the 69 pups born last year are still alive. This was revealed by Doug Sm...
Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point
...Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University. "This helps tighten up specifically what are the things that trigger the dog to look. wolves
don't look [at what people are looking at], and that is a difference between the two."
Beaver was not involved in the new study, which was publish...
Predators do more than kill prey
...a model for how humans alter ecosystems when they remove key predators like wolves
and bears from land or tuna and billfish from seas, said Reznick , a profe...f predators, which is an ongoing practice, such as in the reintroduction of wolves
in the United States, demands more caution than is currently practiced sinc...
Researchers Identify Gene That Plays Key Role in Size of Dogs -- and Probably in Humans
...ch of DNA that was identical to that found in small Portuguese water dogs, but different from that found in large breeds, large Portuguese water dogs, wolves
and other wild members of the dog family, such as jackals. Researchers suspect a single mutation early in the domestication history of dogs created...
Bone deformities linked to inbreeding in Isle Royale wolves
on Isle Royale are suffering from genetically deformed bones. Scientists from Michigan Technological University blame the extreme inbreeding of the small, isolated wolf population at the island National Park in northern Lake Superior.
Researchers have collected the first scientific ...
Biologists solve mystery of black wolves
Why do nearly half of North American wolves
have black coats while European wolves
are overwhelmingly gray or white? The surprising answer, according to teams of biologists and molecular geneticists from Stanford University, UCLA, Sweden, Canada and Italy, is that the black coats are the result of...
Gray wolves maintain the food chain in winter
Climate change has already had dramatic effects on individual species, with disruptions in range, reproductive success, and seasonal phenomena like migration. But, in a new study from the open-access online journal PLoS Biology (www.plosbiology.org), Christopher Wilmers and Wayne Getz show that the...
Ice Age extinction claimed highly carnivorous Alaskan wolves
The extinction of many large mammals at the end of the Ice Age may have packed an even bigger punch than scientists have realized. To the list of victims such as woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats, a Smithsonian-led team of scientists has added one more: a highly carnivorous form of wolf that...
Wolf reintroduction proposed in Scottish Highland test case
...hat a major experiment be conducted to reintroduce wolves
to a test site in the Scottish Highlands, to help ...trated that the absence of large predators such as wolves
and cougars has allowed deer, elk and other animal... been accomplished in some parts of the U.S. where wolves
have been brought back.
"Wolves were last found...
Time series identify population responses to climate change
...ot be obvious.
The article concentrates on recent analyses by Post and others of yellow-billed cuckoos, caribou/wild reindeer, elk and red deer, and wolves
and moose. Continent-wide and hemisphere-wide responses depended both on local weather and on broader climate patterns, and all species showed marked ...
Analysis finds strong match between molecular, fossil data in evolutionary studies
...cular data to data based on the kinds of features used to distinguish fossil lineages for 228 mammal and 197 mollusk lineages at the genus level (both wolves
and dogs belong to the genus Canis , for example).
No matter how they looked at it, the lineages defined by their fossil forms "showed an imperfec...
As super-predators, humans reshape their prey at super-natural speeds
"Although this is the first study of its kind, we assume this human impact is broad, because our predatory niche is so wide," he said. "While wolves
might prey on 20 animals, humans prey on hundreds of thousands of species."
In addition, researchers don't know how these rapid changes will impac...
New book covers 16 years of MSU research in Yellowstone
...nterest the general public, scientists, policy makers and park managers.
were reintroduced halfway through the study, so the researchers were able t...y unnoticed for a decade until the arrival of the controversies surrounding wolves
and winter recreation, Garrott continued. Suddenly, people who had been co...
Wolves would rather eat salmon
... Although most people imagine wolves
chasing deer and other hoofed animals, new research suggests that, when they can, wolves
actually prefer fishing to hunting. The study, pub...BMC Ecology, shows that when salmon is available, wolves
will reduce deer hunting activity and instead focu...
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