Life Science Hour Seminar Series

Name:Knut Kielland
Title:How lynx climb mountains
Date:Friday, 16 November 2018
Time:3:00PM
Location:Murie Life Science Bldg, Murie Auditorium.

Abstract:

Whereas studies of plant-animal interactions have been part of Bonanza Creek LTER since its inception, the addition of focused research on animal ecology under the LTER umbrella is relatively recent. The feasibility of examining the ecology of lynx was started during the last hare peak in 2008 in concert with a mortality study of snowshoe hares. (My, did we learn a lot of neat stuff). The lynx project has since been expanded across Alaska to include UAF collaborations with FWS and NPS. In this talk I address the focus of this large interagency project and preliminary data relevant to lynx management. I also will highlight new information from the Wiseman study area about lynx social organization, habitat use, and reproductive biology near their northern distribution limit in the Brooks Range.

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