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Moose and Winter Ticks in Western Wyoming

Dates

Start Date
2019-06-01
End Date
2024-05-30
Release Date
2019

Summary

Moose are an important game species in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming but hunter opportunities have been reduced in many areas over the last two decades as populations have declined at this southern limit of the species’ geographic range. In the Jackson, Wyoming area moose populations have declined by an estimated 80% since the early 1990s. Rising temperatures, pathogens, and parasites represent some of the hypothesized mechanisms behind the declines. Specifically, concerns have increased about the abundance of winter ticks (Dermacentor albipictus), a widespread parasite associated with moose that increases in abundance with shorter winters and longer growing seasons. The winter tick has been associated with drastic moose declines in the [...]

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Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Paul C Cross, Laura M Thompson
Co-Investigator :
Sarah Dewey, Ben Wise, Raina Plowright
Funding Agency :
National CASC
CMS Group :
Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Program

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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