The first-ever atlas of ungulate migration was released in October 2018, detailing the ecology and conservation of migratory big-game species including mule deer, elk and pronghorn in Wyoming, the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and adjacent Western states. Read more >
“Wild Migrations, Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates,” published last month, presents 70 compelling migration stories from one of the most studied ecosystems on earth and offers a first-of-its-kind resource for wildlife advocates and managers. Read more >
A team of scientists at the University of Wyoming has provided the first empirical evidence that ungulates (hooved mammals) must learn where and when to migrate, and that they maintain their seasonal migrations by passing cultural knowledge across generations.
We are excited to share that the faculty of UW’s Department of Zoology and Physiology has chosen Dr. Jerod A. Merkle as the new Knobloch Professor in Migration Ecology and Conservation.
University of Wyoming wildlife biologists recently tracked down a lost mule deer doe that made a world-record migration from the Red Desert over the Teton Range in 2016, only to abruptly disappear.
The doe’s reappearance marks a stunning turn in an already astounding journey that began in 2016.