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The latest issue of Yellowstone Science is dedicated to grizzly bear research and conservation efforts in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, offering readers an opportunity to learn about the history of grizzly bear management as well as recent scientific findings.
The publication is produced by Yellowstone National Park with support from the Yellowstone Association and the Yellowstone Park Foundation. The issue will be mailed to subscribers by early January 2016 and is available online (content and a free PDF download of the complete issue).
Dozens of collaborators contributed to this important issue which "was intended as a celebration of bears as a wonderful, remarkable animal and an integral part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem," states Kerry Gunther, the issue's guest editor and Yellowstone's Bear Management Biologist.
The issue begins with a summary of forty years of grizzly bear recovery in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Additional articles present recent research such as dietary preferences and the response of grizzly bears to changing food resources, demographics of the current greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population, bear habituation to people in national parks, grizzly range expansion, consumption of army cutworm moths at high elevation talus slopes, and the risk of a bear attack.