Draper Museum Lunchtime Expedition
Tony Mong presents To There & Back Again: The Annual Movement of Ungulates in the Eastern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Eastern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is one of the most intact ecosystems in the lower 48 states. The complexity of managing this system is accentuated by the movement patterns of mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats in the area. Technology drives our ability to investigate this system and the movements of these incredibly resilient animals. Mong talks about technologies used to explore how the movement patterns of these ungulates overlap, change, or stay the same, and ultimately how the patterns drive their ability to survive in this ecosystem as well as how that drives the management of these species.