Mountain Landscapes - Willmore Wilderness
Data type: Camera Data
Number of Cameras: 60
Area: 5,500 km2
Timespan: 2005-2006 (winter); 2009-2011 (summer)
Camera data and models: Email us to discuss data sharing
Landcover data: ABMI's Human Footprint Database.
Metadata: See Publications, below.
Partner: Alberta Environment and Parks, Parks Division
The Willmore Wilderness is the crown jewel of our landscape research program; aside from being the place Jason studied for his Ph.D., it is one of the most magnificent landscapes in Canada. This highly protected landscape is accessible for most only by hike or horse; it is rugged, and diverse, with several species-at-risk.
We are still mining the data gathered over 4 years researching this beautiful landscape. Our most recent research was in 2020, investigating the impacts of human landscape disturbance on species activity patterns within carnivore communities.
See below for a list of publications, and click the video for a digital flyover.
Frey, S., Volpe, J.P., Heim, N.A., Paczkowski, J. and Fisher, J.T. (2020), Move to nocturnality not a universal trend in carnivore species on disturbed landscapes. Oikos, 129: 1128-1140.
Chow-Fraser, G. 2019. The effects of landscape change on behaviour and risk perceptions of predator and prey communities on a heterogeneous landscape in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. Master of Science Thesis, University of Victoria.
Fortin, J.*, J. Rhemtulla, J.T. Fisher, and E. Higgs. 2018. Estimates of landscape composition from terrestrial oblique photographs suggest homogenization of Rocky Mountain landscapes over the last century. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 2:100.
Frey, S. 2018. Evaluating the impacts of human-mediated disturbances on species’ behaviour and interactions. Master of Science Thesis, University of Victoria.
Fisher, J.T., and S. Bradbury. 2014. Quantifying bias in noninvasive genetic tagging studies with multi-state hierarchical models.
Journal of Wildlife Management 78(6): 1087-1095.
Fisher, J.T., M. Wheatley, and D. MacKenzie. 2014. Spatial patterns of breeding success of grizzly bears derived from hierarchical multistate models. Conservation Biology 28(5): 1249-1259.
Fisher, J.T., S. Bradbury, M. Wheatley, B. Anholt, L. Roy, J.P. Volpe, and L. Nolan. 2013. Wolverines on the Rocky Mountain slopes: natural heterogeneity and landscape alteration as predictors of distribution. Canadian Journal of Zoology 91: 706-716.
Fisher, J.T., M.T. Wheatley, S. Bradbury, B. Anholt, and J.P. Volpe. 2012. Spatial segregation of sympatric marten and fishers: the influence of landscapes and species-scapes. Ecography 36(2): 240-248.
Fisher, J.T., B. Anholt, and J.P. Volpe. 2011. Body mass explains characteristic scales of habitat selection in terrestrial mammals. Ecology and Evolution 1(4): 517-528.