Wildlife Restoration Ecology [WiRE] Lab
~Adam T. Ford~
Graduate student opportunities
Expectation of students
A wild dog rests in the shade.
A herd of impala moves cautiously through risky cover. Watch your back!
Impala moving over the grasslands at Mpala.
Impala navigate a landscape of fear.
A glade, derived from a former cattle corral, provides a hotspot of safety for impala. Took this pic whole looking for an impala collar - found it under 18" of river mud.
The dawn of the thorn - loss of large carnivores will make savanna tree communities thornier.
Mark and Jono from Frontier helicopters sling an impala during a capture session at Mpala Research Center.
Laikipia is a human-occupied landscape, where people, their livestock, and wildlife vie for shared resources.
A lilac -breasted roller sits atop a whistling thorn Acacia - my favorite bird in Kenya.
A suzuki maruti after a momma elephant decided it was too close to her calf. Fortunately, the driver walked away not physically injured.
The meticulous handiwork of the Smithsonian Institute, finding and cataloging new species - every day.
I love the smell of ungulate capture in the morning...smells like...'data'
2011 was tough year in Meru National Park - here, a buffalo succumbs to exhaustion in the drying and muddy water hole.
The large carnivores of Meru didnt mind that the prey base suffered - made catching easy, if not ---yawn --- kinda boring for them.
Wherever you go, and whatever you decide to do, always camera trap it.
Focal observations of impala to calibrate a tri-axial accelerometer built into a GPS-collar.
Everyone likes a vigilance hotspot, even mega-browsers.
An impala kill-site; suspected predator was a cheetah based on claw marks in the mud.
Tracking buffalo in Sabuk Conservancy
A bright future!!! Students from Daraja Academy track impala during the inaugural Mpala-Daraja Days.
What better way to learn than hands on. Here, I learn!
Moto - our rescued bush duiker.
A nice breakfast below the summit of Mt Kenya with Prof. Goheen.
"Hello, I am about to chew your camera."
A diverse assemblage of mammalian herbivores at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Wildlife exclusion fences along the Trans-Canada Highway are occasionally used by large carnivores to corral prey. However, the fence does not increase the rate of predation.
A fine day to hang up a beaver (wolverine bait) at Amiskwi Lodge in BC.
No one said it was easy....here I am falling behind two gents whose combined age is 5x greater than my own.
Tony Clevenger hauls water back to base camp. Even with that weight behind him, I could barely keep up with this mountain man!
Lonely days - Canis latrans traverses a frozen lake .
Elk tracks radiate from a marshy island in Vermillion Lakes, Banff, AB.
Wolverine Overpass, Banff AB
Tiger lily - Kananaskis Country, AB.
The other side of the tracks. Learning how to mitigate railways to enhance wildlife safety is a great learning frontier for wildlife conservation in Canada's national parks.
Got frag? Linear disturbance in Alberta's boreal forest.
Wood bison near Wood Buffalo National Park, woodn't you?
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