Mammals and Reptiles

Forest & Land


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Program Contact: Ron Moen, rmoen@d.umn.edu, (218) 788-2610

The mammal research program at NRRI began in the early 2000s. Some of the mammals studied include Canada lynx, moose, bats, white-tailed deer, American marten, and wolves. Recently we began a project on wood turtles. We often use GPS radiotelemetry to identify habitat use, and also use other techniques such as field sampling, camera traps, and modelling to benefit management of wildlife species. 

Current Projects

  • Distribution and reproductive habitat of northern long-eared bat
  • Management of the wood turtle
  • Moose population biology, habitat use, parasites, and diseases
  • American marten habitat use
  • Climate change adaptation for national parks in the upper midwest