Irving sponsors study on impact of ticks, climate change, predation on moose populations

J.D. Irving is sponsoring a five-year study that's looking at the possible impacts of winter ticks, climate change, and predation on moose populations.

Neighbouring jurisdictions such as Southern Maine and New Hampshire have recorded high mortality of moose calves where winter tick populations are high.

The New Brunswick study will use catch-and-release to collect measurements and attach GPS collars to gather data from moose in Quebec and New Brunswick to monitor the health of the moose.

Wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Michelle Oakley, who is seen on television as National Geographic's Yukon Vet and NBC's Wilderness Vet, is assisting with the study.