Wolves adapt territory size, not pack size to local habitat quality
Andrew M. Kittle, Morgan Anderson, Tal Avgar, James A. Baker, Glen S. Brown, Jevon Hagens, Ed Iwachewski, Scott Moffatt, Anna Mosser, Brent R. Patterson, Douglas E.B. Reid, Arthur R. Rodgers, Jen Shuter, Garrett M. Street, Ian D. Thompson, Lucas M. Vander Vennen and John M. Fryxell
Article first published online: 6 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12366
This research addresses a fundamental, broad-scale ecological question – whether territorial carnivores adapt group size or territory size to match local habitat quality – and uses a novel adaptation of a well-established method to provide compelling evidence in support of one theory over another (Photo by Scott Moffatt).