Using Motion Detection Cameras for Photographing, Identifying, and Monitoring Wolverines
by Audrey J. Magoun, Patrick Valkenburg, Dale N. Pedersen, Clinton D. Long, and Richard E. Lowell
"Wolverine Images" is a manual on how to use motion-detection cameras for photographing, identifying, and monitoring wolverines. This 160-page book contains 10 chapters and 273 photographs. This book will be useful to wildlife biologists, ecologists, conservationists, and others interested in learning more about wolverines using non-invasive techniques.
Audrey Magoun has worked on wolverines in both natural and captive settings since 1978. In 1985 she completed a PhD dissertation on the ecology of wolverines in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range in Alaska. In 2000 she hand-reared 2 wolverine kits in the Alaska Range to observe and film their behavior and development in a natural environment. She also spent 3 years in eastern Canada using radiotelemetry to study wolverines and documented the extent of their distribution by snow-tracking from aircraft. From 2007–2010 she used satellite collars and cameras to study wolverines in Southeast Alaska. Her desire to develop a technique for studying wolverines that would be less invasive than livetrapping and collaring led to the development of the techniques described in this book.