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Lords of Nature review by Booklist (PDF) - August 1, 2010

Lords of Nature review in Educational Media Reviews Online (PDF) - August 18, 2010

Lords of Nature
review in Science Magazine (PDF) - 18 JUNE 2010 VOL 328 SCIENCE

Press Articles

Research published in Science shows an important relationship between salmon, top predators, and diverse plant communities - BBC News: Science & Environment, March 24, 2011
(PDF)

Wolves have long been blamed for elk deaths in Idaho. But research is
showing the predators have gotten a bum rap.
- Magic Valley.com, July 31, 2010
Link to cited study.

Wolves: The debate is seldom rational - High Country News, July 27, 2010 (PDF)

Can Wolves Restore an Ecosystem? - Seattle Times, January 25, 2009 (PDF)

Lack of Predators Harms Wild Lands - San Mateo County Times, June 21, 2008 (PDF)

The West needs more, not fewer, wolves - Missoulian, June 7, 2010 (PDF)

Wolf Film Lures 100 to Theater - Baker City Herald, March 24, 2010 (PDF)

Wolves and Livestock - La Grande Observer, April 5, 2010 (PDF)

Yosemite: Protected but Not Preserved - Science, May 2, 2008 (PDF)

Scientific Journal Articles

Trophic Cascades

Scientific Articles on Top Predator Science (Trophic Cascades)
Link to scientific articles on top predator science

Mexican wolves, elk, and aspen in Arizona: Is there a trophic cascade?
(PDF)
Forest Ecology and Management 260 (2010) 915-922
Dr. Robert L. Beschta, Dr. William J. Ripple, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University

The Rise of the Mesopredator (PDF)
BioScience, October 2009
Apex predators have experienced catastrophic declines throughout the world as a result of human persecution and habitat loss. These collapses in top predator populations are commonly associated with dramatic increases in the abundance of smaller predators. Known as "mesopredator release", these outbreaks are causing ecological, economic, and social costs around the world.

Large Predators and Trophic Cascades in Terrestrial Ecosystems of the Western United States.
(PDF)
Biological Conservation, June 2009
Beschta and Ripple synthesize outcomes of recent tri-trophic cascades studies involving the presence and absence of large predators for five national parks in the western United States, including Olympic, Yosemite,Yellowstone, Zion, and Wind Cave. Large predator recovery may represent an important restoration strategy for ecosystems degraded by wild ungulates.


Related Articles

A Review: The Use of Livestock Protection Dogs in Association with Large Carnivores in the Rocky Mountains. Sheep and Goat Research Journal, Volume 25, 2010: 1-8.
Urbigkit, C. and J. Urbigkit
Additionally a number of newspaper articles on the subject of Livestock Protection Dogs (LPD) are available via this link from the Billings Gazette.

A comparison of shark and wolf research reveals similar behavioral responses by prey (PDF)
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment; Front Ecol Environ 2010; doi:10.1890/090226
© The Ecological Society of America
Aaron J Wirsing and William J Ripple

Influences of wolves and high-elevation dispersion on reproductive success of pronghorn (Antilocapra americana)(PDF)
Journal of Mammalogy, June 2010
Kerey K Barnowe-Meyer, P.J. White, Troy L. Davis, Douglas W. Smith, Robert L. Crabtree & John A. Byers

Surveying Predicted Rendezvious Sites to Monitor Gray Wolf Populations
(PDF)
Journal of Wildlife Management 74(5):1043–1049; 2010; DOI: 10.2193/2009-303
David E. Ausband, Michael S. Mitchell, Devin Doherty, Peter Zager, Curt M. Mack, Jim Holyan

Efficient, Noninvasive Genetic Sampling for Monitoring Reintroduced Wolves
(PDF)
Journal of Wildlife Management 74(5):1050–1058; 2010; DOI: 10.2193/2009-305
Jennifer L. Stenglein, Lisette P. Waits, David E. Ausband, Peter Zager, Curt M. Mack

 

Willow
 


Filmmakers interview Yellowstone wolf biologist, Doug Smith. One of the most dramatic things scientists think wolves are affecting is the return of willows like this, which are a food source for animals like beavers and habitat for songbirds.

 

 
       
   

The Green Fire Behind the Filmmakers
Twenty-two years ago filmmakers Karen Anspacher-Meyer and Ralf Meyer began their quest, of engaging and motivating audiences on the day’s most pressing conservation issues. Read more...

 
       
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