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  • WEST Publication: Spatial Memory Shapes Migration of Large Herbivores

    WEST research biologist Hall Sawyer is a co-author on the recently published “Spatial memory shapes migration and its benefits: evidence from a large herbivore” published in Ecology Letters this month.

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  • WEST Publication: Geographic Extents of Red Bats through Niche Models

    WEST research biologist Greg Johnson is a co-author on the recent publication “Red Bat Fatality: Geographic Extents through Deuterium and Niche Models”, published in the Journal of Wildlife Management.

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  • WEST Chapter: Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation book

    WEST’s research biologist Victoria Zero is co-author in the chapter “Emerging Issues in Wind-Wildlife Impacts and Mitigation: Underrepresented Wildlife Taxa” in the soon to be published book, “Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation”. The book will be published in September and will be displayed at the upcoming American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society joint conference in Reno.

    Pre-order your copy today!

  • WEST Golfs in CHC 7th Annual Tournament

    WEST took to the green and teamed up for the 7th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for the Cathedral Home for Children (CHC) in Laramie, Wyoming last month. CHC is a non-profit organization that supports at-risk youth and their families.

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  • WEST Publication: Fences reduce habitat for migratory ungulates

    WEST’s research biologist Hall Sawyer and biometrician Andrew Telander are co-authors on the recently published article, “Fences reduce habitat for a partially migratory ungulate in the Northern Sagebrush Steppe”, published in Ecosphere.

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  • WEST Project Highlight - Aleutian Tern Population Estimates

    WEST wildlife biologist Michael Gerringer and research biometrician Jason Carlisle are participating in a joint study with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the State of Alaska, Audubon, and the U.S. Forest Service to conduct Aleutian tern population estimates in southern Alaska via drone-based aerial imagery.

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  • WEST Publication: Long-term effects of pronghorn in the Greater Yellowstone

    WEST Research Biologist Hall Sawyer is a co-author on the recently published study “Long-term effects of energy development on winter distribution and residency of pronghorn in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem” in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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  • WEST report featured in National Audubon Society and local public radio

    WEST’s Grant Gardner, Jason Carlisle, and Chad LeBeau’s report “Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands and Sage-Grouse Habitats” was prepared for the Wilderness Society, the National Audubon Society, and the National WIldlife Federation. The report evaluated the monthly rate of leasing on BLM and other federal lands since 2015. The report has been featured in several press articles linked below:

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  • WEST Publication - Ungulate's choice of migration route can influence its survival

    WEST Biologists Hall Sawyer and Chad LeBeau, and Senior Biometrician Trent McDonald are co-authors on the recent publication “All routes are not created equal: An ungulate’s choice of migration route can influence its survival”, published in the British Ecological Society. The article provides new evidence of how ungulates’ choice of migration routes can influence the likelihood of their survival.

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