Terra Bytes - Populations (No. 109)
First Aired Thursday, November 03, 2005
Using local actors from the highlands of Papua New Guinea, the first film in this terra bytes episode is an outreach effort between filmmaker Ian Kellet and local people to re-establish traditional no-hunting zones to increase habitat for Tree Kangaroos. Secondly, Scott Creel, ecologist at Montana State University, may have found an unlikely explanation for the decrease in elk numbers in Yellowstone National Park since the return of wolves. Finally, Dr. Billie Kerans researches the puzzling effects of whirling disease on trout populations in the western U.S.