Wolverine research

I have been involved in a wolverine research program in northwestern Ontario, along with 3 colleagues: Neil Dawson, Ministry of Natural Resources, Audrey Magoun, Wolverine Foundation, and Justina Ray, Wildlife Conservation Society. We have used aerial surveys to assess the distribution of wolverines in Ontario's lowland boreal forest, and satellite telemetry to study habitat use and movements. The photograph shows a marten that was captured in a wolverine trap.

Wolverine publications

Zigouris, J., N. Dawson, J. Bowman, R. M. Gillett, J. A. Schaefer, and C. J. Kyle. 2012. Genetic isolation of wolverine (Gulo gulo) populations at the eastern periphery of their North American distribution. Conservation Genetics 13: 1543-1559.

Dawson, F. N., A. J. Magoun, J. Bowman, and J. C. Ray. 2010. Wolverine, Gulo gulo, home range size and denning habitat in lowland boreal forest in Ontario, Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 124: 139-144.

Bowman, J., J. C. Ray, A. J. Magoun, D. S. Johnson, and F. N. Dawson. 2010. Roads, logging, and the large-mammal community of an eastern Canadian boreal forest. Canadian Journal of Zoology 88: 454-467.

Koen, E. L., J. C. Ray., J. Bowman, F. N. Dawson, and A. J. Magoun. 2008. Surveying and monitoring wolverines in Ontario and other, lowland boreal forest habitats: recommendations and protocols. Ont. Min. Nat. Res. NWSI Field Guide FG-06. 112 p.

Magoun, A. J., J. C. Ray, D. S. Johnson, P. Valkenburg, F. N. Dawson, and J. Bowman. 2007. Modeling wolverine occurrence using aerial surveys of tracks in snow. Journal of Wildlife Management 71: 2221-2229.