Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Wyoming
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Wyoming Project


Phenology Tracking in Migratory Mule Deer

April 2014 - December 2018


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • National Science Foundation - Graduate Fellowship
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • University of Wyoming - Berry Fellowship
Ellen Aikens records vegetation data at a stopover location for her PhD research.

In terrestrial ecosystems, there is critical need to understand the influence of climate change on the spatial and temporal heterogeneity in forage conditions and the wildlife species that depend on it. We aim to address the Green Wave hypothesis as it relates to phenological tracking along migration routes and summer ranges of migratory mule deer in western Wyoming