Q & A: Wolves, Doug Smith

Doug Smith is the project leader for the Wolf Restoration Project in Yellowstone and has been with the program since its inception. Doug has studied wolves for over 20 years. Prior to Yellowstone, he worked with wolves in Michigan (Isle Royale National Park) and Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Idaho, a Master of Science in Biology from Michigan Technological University, and a PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology.

 

Why were wolves reintroduced in Yellowstone?

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Duration:
2 minutes, 4 seconds

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How does the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem benefit from having wolves?

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Duration:
1 minute, 48 seconds

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How have wolves affected the elk population?

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Duration:
3 minutes, 6 seconds

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Did Yellowstone introduce the wrong wolf?

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Duration:
3 minutes, 26 seconds

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Do wolves kill for sport, or kill more than they can eat?

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Duration:
3 minutes, 14 seconds

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Should people be afraid of wolves?

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Duration:
2 minutes, 17 seconds

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What are some challenges of managing a predator species that crosses park boundaries?

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Duration:
2 minutes, 33 seconds

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Do wolf hunts outside Yellowstone affect packs living primarily inside the park?

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Duration:
3 minutes, 15 seconds

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Has the reintroduction of wolves changed our knowledge of this animal?

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Duration:
2 minutes, 53 seconds

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Last updated: June 7, 2017

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