Media Coverage


"Evolution World Tour: Isle Royale, Michigan"

January 2012
Moose and wolves face off in the world’s longest-running study of predators and prey. >Read more

Wired Science

"Transcending Time: Great Long-Term Datasets"

October 17, 2011
There are surprisingly few long-term data sets in the world of science. The Isle Royale Wolf and Moose study is one of them. >Read more

National Parks Traveler

"How stable is the future of Isle Royale National Park’s wolf population?"

April 24, 2011
What is the future of the moose and wolves of Isle Royale? A question not easily answered. There are several factors that will ultimately determine the future of Isle Royale wolves. >Read more

Minnesota Public Radio

"Female shortage endangers wolves on Isle Royale"

March 29, 2011
Female wolf numbers are at an all-time low on Isle Royale. A population’s long-term success is highly dependent on the number of reproducing individuals. >Read more

The New York Times

"Wolf Crosses the Lake Superior Ice to Become Leader of the Pack"

April 4, 2011
Does genetic rescue work? What happens when a new individual is introduced to an isolated population? A natural occurrence of genetic rescue took place on Isle Royale and led to surprising results. >Read more

The New York Times

"Moose Offer Trail of Clues on Arthritis"

August 16, 2010
Research on Isle Royale moose has shown that poor nutrition early in life is a contributing factor to the onset of osteoarthritis later in life. >Read more

Lake Superior Magazine

"The Swinging Pendulum"

March 2008 A 50-year study tracks the bloody balance between Isle Royale’s largest mammals: the wolves and the moose. >Read more

Scientific American

"Gene pool jeopardy: Can Isle Royale's wolves be saved?"

April 7, 2009
After years of living in isolation, Isle Royale wolves are highly inbred. The effects of inbreeding are decreased reproductive success and deformities, among others--both of which have been observed in Isle Royale wolves. >Read more

USA Today

"Watching wolves, moose, & heat, on Michigan island"

April 2008
Changes in climate on Isle Royale have been causing moose and wolves to behave unusually. >Read more

Audubon Magazine

"The Long View"

April 2008
Author Les Line writes about the history of Isle Royale, the status of wolves and moose, and his own experiences while visiting the island. >Read more

Detroit Free Press

"Deadly Chain Reaction"

August 27, 2007
Global warming - by giving an assist to blood-sucking bugs - ultimately could deal a deathblow to Isle Royale wolves. Since 2002, the number of moose on the island has declined from 1,100 to 385, following a dramatic increase in winter ticks. More ticks on Isle Royale means fewer moose, which means fewer wolves. >Read more

Fox News

"Wolf bones beat tree rings as climate records"

August 24, 2007
Wolf bones may prove to be a more reliable measure of environmental atmospheric change than tree rings. All sorts of clues are locked up in their bones. >Read more

March 31, 2011: "Scat Reveals an Immigrant in Isle Royale Wolves' Gene Pool" >Read full article

July 6, 2010: "Of Moose and Men: 50-Year Study of Moose Arthritis Reveals Link to Early Malnutrition" >Read full article

April 2, 2009: "Bone Deformities Linked to Inbreeding in Isle Royale Wolves" >Read full article

August 22, 2007: "Global Warming Threatens Moose/Wolves" >Read full article

October 19, 2007: "Fifty Years of Wolf-Moose Research" >Read full article

March 5, 2004: "Global Warming Could be Affecting Wolf-Moose Balance" >Read full article

March 13, 2002: "Wolves Decline, Moose Increase in Annual Isle Royale National Park Study Report" >Read full article

October 28, 1999: "Wolf Response to Climate Change Can Impact Ecosystem" >Read full article

March 12, 1999: "Wolves in Isle Royale National Park Bounce Back" >Read full article