Tagged: Northwest Territories

What’s on the menu?: Examining parasites to determine the diet of wolves. 0

What’s on the menu?: Examining parasites to determine the diet of wolves.

Wolves are the final hosts for many parasites that are transmitted through the food web. Thus, determining the diversity of parasites in wolves can provide insights into predator – prey relationships. Over the summer,...

Rangifer Anatomy Project 0

Rangifer Anatomy Project

Caribou and reindeer (Rangifer) are keystone species in the circumpolar north and are critical for the maintenance of healthy northern ecosystems. Many Arctic communities and indigenous culture continue to depend on caribou and reindeer...

Range expansion of the winter tick into Northwest Territories, Canada 1

Range expansion of the winter tick into Northwest Territories, Canada

The winter tick, Dermacentor albipictus, is an important parasite of moose, white-tailed deer, elk and woodland caribou. Among these, moose are the most commonly and the most severely affected with individuals reported to host...