• Plague outbreaks in prairie-dog colonies associated with El Niño climatic events 

        Author(s):Stapp, Paul; Antolin, Michael F.; Ball, Mark; Colorado State University. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory; Colorado State University. Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship; Colorado State University. Department of Soil and Crop Sciences; Colorado State University. Department of Biology; California State University, Fullerton; United States. Agricultural Research Service; United States. Forest Service. Pawnee National Grasslands; University of Northern Colorado
        Date Issued:2003
        Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events); posters
        Plague (Yersinia pestis) was introduced to the western U.S. in the mid-20th century and is a significant threat to the persistence of black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) populations. The social, colonial habits ...