Mammals J. Kenneth Doutt Return Home
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On one trip to Hudson Bay, K Doutt researched the impact of changes in the Arctic animal population on
the ecology of adjoining populations, even as far away as Pennsylvania. Doutt originally noted this effect around the end of World War II, decades before the concept of the “Butterfly Effect” was popularized:

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"With the vanishing food supply . . . we predicted that the white foxes and owls would migrate southward . . . The snowy owls have already reached New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio . . .

"It seems incredible at first, but experience indicates that the fluctuation of small rodents in a remote section of northern Canada, fifteen hundred miles north of Pittsburgh, has an important bearing on the . . . supply of small game as far south as Pennsylvania . . ."

Photo: K Doutt smiles for the camera inside the team's igloo.

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