The Wolf Intelligencer


Isle Royale (Michigan) – Isle Royale National Park

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

Ecology:  Moose of Isle Royale (Alces alces),

Population Statistics   [2 on Isle Royale (April 2016)]

Legal Status; Endangered, federally protected. (as of December 19, 2014), National Park Service deciding about future existence of population.

Isle Royale National Park
US Fish and Wildlife Service (Gray Wolves in the Western Great Lakes)
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Wolves & Moose of Isle Royale
Keep Michigan Wolves Protected (Lansing, Michigan)

Michigan News Resources & Publications
The Detroit News (Detroit, Michigan)
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)
MLive (Michigan)
Great Lakes Echo (Michigan State University)
Upper Michigans Source (Negaunee, Michigan


Wolf and Wildlife News from Isle Royale National Park

Journal Articles

Intended and unintended consequences of wolf restoration to Yellowstone and Isle Royale National Parks. Smith DW, Peterson RO.Conservation Science and Practice. 2021 Apr

Genetics and extinction and the example of Isle Royale wolves; PW Hedrick, JA Robinson, RO Peterson… – Animal …, 2018

Genomic signatures of extensive inbreeding in Isle Royale wolves, a population on the threshold of extinction; JA Robinson, J Räikkönen, LM Vucetich, JA Vucetich… – bioRxiv, 2018 –

[PDF] Herbivory, Climate Change, and the Future Landscape of Isle Royale National Park: Developing an Herbivory Monitoring Program to Adaptively Manage the Park’s …
J Tourville, M Lindman, C Weinstein, R Schultze… – 2018

[HTML] Dynamic colonization history in a rediscovered Isle Royale carnivore. Marten
PJ Manlick, MC Romanski, JN Pauli – Scientific reports, 2018

Fertilizing riparian forests: nutrient repletion across ecotones with trophic rewilding to JK Bump – … Transactions of the Royal Society B …, 2018 –

[PDF] Field philosophy: environmental learning and moral development in Isle Royale National Park; L Goralnik, MP Nelson – Environmental Education Research, 2017 –

The Odonata of Isle Royale, Michigan
J Van Buskirk – The Great Lakes Entomologist, 2017

[PDF] The Decline of the Isle Royale Wolf: An Analysis of the Implications of Reintroduction; J Buck, A Thibodeau – 2017 –

[PDF] Stochastic analysis of the predator–prey model with Allee effect on prey; M Jovanovic, M Krstic

The causes and consequences of partial prey consumption by wolves preying on moose. Vucetich JA, Vucetich LM, Peterson RO. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 2012 Feb

The wolves of Isle Royale display scale‐invariant satiation and ratio‐dependent predation on moose. Jost C, Devulder G, Vucetich JA, Peterson RO, Arditi R. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2005 Sep

Wolf–moose interaction on Isle Royale: the end of natural regulation?. Peterson RO. Ecological Applications. 1999 Feb

Effects of population density and pack size on the foraging ecology of gray wolves. Thurber JM, Peterson RO. Journal of Mammalogy. 1993 Nov

Conservation genetics of the endangered Isle Royale gray wolf. Wayne RK, Lehman N, Girman D, Gogan PJ, Gilbert DA, Hansen K, Peterson RO, Seal US, Eisenhawer A, Mech LD, Krumenaker RJ. Conservation Biology. 1991 Mar

The rise and fall of Isle Royale wolves, 1975–1986. Peterson RO, Page RE. Journal of Mammalogy. 1988 Feb

Wolves, moose, and the allometry of population cycles. Peterson RO, Page RE, Dodge KM. Science. 1984 Jun

The role of wolf predation in limiting a moose population. Bergerud AT, Wyett W, Snider B. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 1983 Oct

Wolf ecology and prey relationships on Isle Royale. Peterson, R.O., 1975.

Continued studies of the status, socialization, and relationships of Isle Royale wolves, 1967 to 1970. Wolfe ML, Allen DL. Journal of Mammalogy. 1973 Aug

Numbers, turnover, and social structure of the Isle Royale wolf population. Jordan PA, Shelton PC, Allen DL. American Zoologist. 1967 May

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