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Frank T van Manen

Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Email: fvanmanen@usgs.gov
Office Phone: 406-994-5043
Fax: 406-994-6416
ORCID: 0000-0001-5340-8489

Location
2327 University Way
Suite 2
Bozeman , MT 59715
US

Supervisor: Claudia E Regan
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We investigated the dynamics of canine distemper virus (CDV) in grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) and wolves (Canis lupus) of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) using serological data collected from 1984 to 2014. 565 sera samples were obtained from 425 unique grizzly bears (134 females and 291 males) from 1984 to 2014 and 319 sera samples were obtained from 285 unique wolves (130 females and 155 males) from 1996 to 2014. Here we provide the unique identifier for each individual, the species and sex, the date the individual was captured, the estimated birth year and age, and the CDV antibody titer results based upon serum neutralization assays.
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We evaluate mortalities for population segments within the DMA by deriving estimates of total mortality for independent-age (≥2 years old) females and independent-age males, including estimates of unknown/unreported mortalities based on Cherry et al. (2002). We then determine the total annual mortality rate for these segments as a percent of their respective population estimates. For dependent-age bears (<2 years old), we determine the percent of human-caused mortality relative to size of the population segment but do not include estimates of unknown/unreported mortality. Mortality data in this data release represent the individual records documented by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team on an annual basis....
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The grizzly bear distribution boundary represents the estimated geographic extent of occupied range of the Yellowstone grizzly bear population for the period 2006-2020. The distribution boundary was delineated to provide reliable estimations of grizzly bear occupancy throughout time and for use as a monitoring tool in grizzly bear management and conservation.The boundary was delineated by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) using an interpolation method based on grizzly bear VHF telemetry and GPS locations as well as verified observations and signs of grizzly bears inside the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem during 2006 to 2020.
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A raster surface identifying hotspots of conservation priority based on 375 location records (89 unique geographic locations) of 28 species of Carnivora in Peninsular Malaysia. Hotspot analysis was conducted by calculating the Getis-Ord Gi* (pronounced G-i-star) statistic, using IUCN Red List status rank for each species as a weighting variable. Raster cell values represent a kernel density of z-scores measuring the statistical significance of clustering or dispersion of species of conservation concern. Areas of high clustering (high z-scores) correspond to areas on Peninsular Malaysia where carnivore communities of conservation concern are more likely to persist, and delineate priority regions for carnivore conservation....
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These data are preliminary or provisional and are subject to revision. They are being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The data have not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and are provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the data. The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) evaluates mortalities for population segments within the DMA by deriving estimates of total mortality for independent-age (2 years or older) females and independent-age males, including estimates of unknown/unreported mortalities based on Cherry et al. (2002). We then determine...
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