Science & Research

A pile of moose bones lay in dirt.
Predator-Prey Relationships

Wolves, moose, and beavers play important roles in Isle Royale's ecosystem.

A gray wolf sits in a crate while being relocated to Isle Royale.
Why Relocate Wolves?

Wolves have been a part of the island's wilderness for decades, so why relocate?

Gray wolf exits crate after being relocated to Isle Royale National Park.
Wolf Relocation

Nineteen wolves were relocated to Isle Royale from the Great Lakes Region.

Panoramic view of Isle Royale From Mt. Franklin
Great Lakes Scientific Research

The view from Mt. Franklin on the Greenstone Ridge Trail. Learn about research conducted by the Great Lakes Inventory & Monitoring Network.

Wood frog sitting on a rock near water.
Isle Royale Research and Monitoring

"Frog loggers" record amphibian sounds around Isle Royale. Learn more about research conducted across Isle Royale.

A person wearing an NPS uniform and holding binoculars stands in a forest next to a large rock.
Research Video Library

See what scientists in the park are up to with videos featuring various Isle Royale research projects.

A person in a backwards hat kneels to the ground and takes a picture of something in the brush.
Community Science

Get involved with Community Science to participate in Isle Royale research projects.

Last updated: June 16, 2022

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