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Minnesota moose population dwindling

October 23, 2009

One of Minnesota's most iconic wild animals, the moose, is getting harder to find these days and scientists believe it’s due to changes in climate. A University of Minnesota, Duluth moose expert is:

Ron Moen, research associate at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Natural Resources Research Institute
Moen, who studies moose populations, can discuss how increasing temperatures have an effect on their survival. He can explain how rising temperatures have caused problems with habitat management, parasites and food supplies, all of which must be addressed to protect the species. In collaboration with other biologists, Moen is currently conducting a GPS collar project in Voyageurs National Park and Grand Portage Indian Reservation.

To interview one of the experts, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.

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