Thomas Gable

Degree: 
PhD

University Address

150 Skok Hall

Research Interest

Animal Behavior
Conservation & Biodiversity
Population Ecology
Wildlife

Research

My research focuses of predator-prey dynamics, and how abundant alternate prey influences predator-prey dynamics. Specifically, I am studying wolf predation on moose, deer, and beavers in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota. Beavers occur at extremely high densities in Voyageurs, and as a result are an important food source for wolves. However, little is known about wolf-beaver dynamics as most research has focused on wolf-ungulate dynamics. I am predominantly interested in trying to understand how dense beaver populations influence the extent of wolf predation on moose and deer. Further, I am interested in understanding how wolves hunt beavers and the factors that influence the extent of wolf predation on beaver populations.