Tag: vegetation

February 7, 2018

Arctic fox dens attract their prey

When Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) make dens, they’re not just creating shelter for themselves. They appear to attract lemmings (Dicrostonyx richardsoni) to nest at their dens, too, even though lemmings...

December 21, 2017

Student research project: Chipmunks in the Oscura Mountains

In southern New Mexico, a seldom-studied subspecies of chipmunk faces an uncertain future due to the destruction of the high-elevation coniferous woodlands it inhabits. Using camera traps, a recent student...

May 12, 2017

Isle Royale wolves down to two

A population of just two aging wolves — father and daughter — are the only wolves remaining on Michigan’s Isle Royale, spelling trouble for the apex predator as well as...