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MacNulty Animal Ecology Lab

Department of Wildland Resources

The MacNulty lab works at the interface of animal behavior, population biology, and community ecology to address basic and applied questions in animal ecology and conservation. Two themes define our current research: (1) how predators structure food webs and modify ecosystem function, and (2) how populations at the edge of a species range respond to environmental change. We study large mammals in ecosystems that range from the montane slopes of northern Utah to the polar deserts of the High Arctic. Much of our research centers on a long-term, collaborative study of wolves and ungulates in Yellowstone National Park.