Isle Royale National Park is an island Archipelago (a chain of islands) located on Lake Superior in Michigan. Park officials first observed wolves on the island in the 1940s after they crossed an ice-bridge from Canada. Ice-bridges occur when the lake water between the islands and Canada freeze over in the winter. When they are frozen the wolves can walk to the island from Canada. On Isle Royale, these wolves are the only predator for the Bull Moose. Because this is an island system, scientists have an opportunity to study long-term population interactions with large mammals.
Figure 1. Wolf (left) and Bull Moose (right). Photo Credit: NPS Photo/Paul Brown
Using the current class consensus model, predict three factors that would affect the Bull Moose population.
Wed Jan 19 2022 09:16:04 GMT-0500 (EST)