This section examines how current science is being practiced in the grizzly bear arena, and the outcomes of this practice. In Corrupt Practice, we examine the partisan nature of the scientific endeavor, with an emphasis on the Greater Yellowstone grizzly.
In Bogus Numbers, we look at how bears are counted and trends determined. This is important because of the role that population numbers have been playing in the debate of removal of endangered species protections.
In Flawed Concepts, we look at problems in the conceptual underpinnings of the science, including social science, that is being used to manage grizzlies, with the particular aim of delisting grizzlies in Yellowstone and Glacier.
Get up to speed with the ACTUAL science on grizzly bears
Get up to speed on the latest science and watch this talk by grizzly bear expert Dr. David Mattson on the Changing World of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear, given at the Jackson Wildlife Art Museum on July 15, 2015. The presentation summarizes an immense amount of research on this charismatic species, and underscores the need for caution as the grizzly bear faces unprecedented changes.
This 30 minutes is well worth your time!