Parasites, snails may factor in Adirondack moose decline

The apparent declining moose population in New York ’s Adirondack Mountains may be caused partly by tiny parasite-transmitting snails eaten by moose as they forage vegetation, according to new research presented by two Cornell undergraduate students at the annual Ecological Society of America meeting, in Portland, Oregon, Aug. 8. “Our results show that moose foraging […]

See a bear? New iSeeMammals app lets citizen scientists track expanding populations

Media Note: Images and a GIF can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.app.box.com/v/iseemammals. ITHACA, N.Y. – Black bear populations are on the rise in New York state, and Cornell University researchers are combining digital technology with on-the-ground conservation efforts to better manage the growing numbers of the animals in the state. Catherine Sun, a doctoral […]

Cornell researches black bear boom in New York

ITHACA, N.Y. – The black bear population in southern New York has grown and expanded its range since the early 1990s, which has led to increased encounters with humans. But details about bear populations in the state have remained understudied. New Cornell University research, published in the March issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management, […]