Climate change and Rocky Mountain ungulates
Time: 1:30pm MDT / 12:30pm PDT
Webinar host: National Climate Change and Wildife Science Center
Presenter: Mattew Kauffman, USGS Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit
Description: Many ungulate populations in the Rocky Mountains are predicted to respond to declining snow levels and increased drought, though in ways that remain uncertain. We are investigating how climate change may affect the abundance of Rocky Mountain ungulates, their migration patterns, the degree to which they transmit diseases to livestock, and their herbivory impact on aspen (Populus tremuloides). We have brought together a team of USGS and University scientists with experience, data, and strong agency collaboration that will allow us to quantify climate impacts and deliver products useful for wildlife managers.
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