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Bison in Yellowstone National Park

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Dr. Peter Gogan became involved in studies of the demographics of Yellowstone bison relative to management issues in 1997 in collaboration with biologists from Yellowstone National Park, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the Montana Department of Livestock. His particular focus was assessing Yellowstone bison population dynamics via sampling animals slaughtered as they moved beyond the park boundaries. One part of the sampling protocol included collecting samples for genetic analysis. He also directed a radio-telemetry study of movements of Yellowstone bison within the park and coordinated a number of other studies of Yellowstone bison by university researchers.

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