Course Description and Credit Information

The webinar discusses the influence of climate change on migratory ungulates.  As climate change leads to advancing phenology, trophic mismatches can occur when migratory individuals arrive on summer range behind the optimal phenological stage of their food resources.

In addition, warming during spring and summer can reduce the temporal availability of high quality forage. Finally, it will also discuss some recent work that connects recent regional warming to regional declines in moose calf production.

Learning Objectives:

1. Comprehend the seasonal movement of animals from one region to another.

2. Describe the potential influence of climate change on ungulates and trophic mismatches.

3. Understand how migrating animals make use of stopover sites to stay in pace with plant phenology as it advances from low elevation winter ranges to high elevation summer ranges.

General Course Information

Credits 1 CEU/CE/PH/CH
Format Pre-recorded webinar