Citizen Scientists help study effects of climate on elk foraging patterns

A group of citizen scientists braved foul weather to help learn about the impact of climate change on elk in the Upper Yellowstone River Basin.

Nathan Piekielek

Montana State University

Thoma, David

Inventory and Monitoring
National Park Service

I am an ecologist for the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program serving parks on the Colorado Plateau and the Greater Yellowstone Area. I develop and implement monitoring programs that deliver management relevant information about natural resources to park staff. My focus areas are remote sensing of vegetation condition, phenology, and snow cover interpreted in the context of weather and climate.


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