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  • Lisa Naughton, Ph.D. Co-principal Investigator
  • Adrian Treves, Ph.D. Co-principal Investigator

Our research promotes ecologically sound and politically viable strategies for managing wolves in the Lake Superior Region. We aim to reduce conflict between people and wolves, and improve public tolerance for wildlife in rural and semi-rural areas. Specifically, our research objectives are to:

  • investigate how different recreational and land use practices influence wolf recovery,
  • predict future spatial patterns of human-wolf conflicts so as to prevent recurrences,
  • assess and improve the efficacy of current practices for managing 'problem' wolves,
  • test non-lethal methods for reducing wolf predation on domestic animals,
  • measure public attitudes toward wolf recovery and approval for various management scenarios,
  • evaluate compensation payments and other means to offset the localized costs of living with wolves.