Since 2009, Taza Schaming has been evaluating the impact of the decline of whitebark pine on Clark’s nutcracker demography and habitat selection. In 2014, she fit satellite transmitters to eight nutcrackers to document their long distance movements, for the first time studying habitat selection and movement at the ecologically relevant geographic spatial scale over which this conservation-critical Clark’s nutcracker-whitebark pine mutualism takes place. This year JenTen Productions followed her into the field.
Her ultimate goal is to determine which management actions will increase the persistence of nutcrackers, and their important seed dispersal function, in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
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Apr 27, 2015
Fire Ecology, Insects & Disease, Fire History
Alpine forest/krummholz, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest