UW scientists to study nodding animal migration
A few scientists from the University of Wyoming will join an international team of 92 scientists and conservationists to create the world’s first atlas of ungulate (hoofed mammal) migrations, in partnership with the Convention on the Conservation of migratory species belonging to wildlife (CMS).
Detailed maps of seasonal herd movements around the world will help governments, indigenous peoples and local communities, planners and wildlife managers identify current and future threats to migration.
The Global Ungulate Migration Initiative (GIUM) will be launched with the publication of a commentary, titled “Mapping a future for ungulate migration,” in the May 7 issue of the journal Science.
UW co-authors in the scientific commentary include Kauffman; Jerod Merkle, UW assistant professor of zoology and physiology, who is Knobloch professor of migration ecology and conservation; and Kevin Monteith, UW associate professor of natural resource science at UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.
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