Dec 21, 2011 ... “Yellowstone increasingly looks like a different place,” said William Ripple, a
professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State
University, and lead author of a new study. “These are still the early stages of
recovery, and some of this may still take decades,” Ripple said. “But trees ...
Aug 30, 2011 ... “Before they were largely extirpated, wolves used to kill coyotes and also disrupt
their behavior through what we call the 'ecology of fear,'” Ripple said. “Coyotes
have a flexible, wide-ranging diet, but they really prefer rabbits and hares, and
they may also be killing lynx directly.” Between the decline of their ...
Oct 24, 2006 ... The research was just published in the journal Biological Conservation and – like
recent studies outlining similar ecological ripple effects following the
disappearance of wolves in the American West – may cause land managers to
reconsider the importance of predatory species in how ecosystems function.
Nov 19, 2003 ... To help unravel the ecological mysteries of the past, Laliberte and OSU professor
of forest resources William Ripple turned to the journals of Lewis and Clark,
which were written during their historic journey from 1804-06. Thomas Jefferson,
who was a scientist and ecologist in addition to being president, ...
Apr 9, 2012 ... “These issues do not just affect the United States and a few national parks,” said
William Ripple, an OSU professor of forestry and lead author of the study. “The
data from Canada, Alaska, the Yukon, Northern Europe and Asia are all showing
similar results. There's consistent evidence that large predators ...
Jul 1, 2010 ... “For decades, scientists have been debating the causes of this mass extinction,
and the two theories with the most support are hunting pressures from the arrival
of humans, and climate change,” said William Ripple, a professor of forest
ecosystems and society at Oregon State University, and an expert on ...
Oct 1, 2009 ... “This issue is very complex, and a lot of the consequences are not known,” said
William Ripple, a professor of forest ecosystems and society at Oregon State
University. “But there's evidence that the explosion of mesopredator populations
is very severe and has both ecological and economic repercussions.