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Climate change is likely to bring a myriad of interrelated changes to the Arctic. One change is warmer and drier conditions that could increase the prevalence of wildfire in northwest Alaska. Wildfires destroy terricolous lichens that Western Arctic Herd caribou ( Rangifer tarandus ) rely on during winter; taking decades to recover. My goals were to assess the recent (1950-2007) fire regime within the herd's range, identify characteristics of habitat selected by overwintering caribou, and determine the potential impacts of climate change on the fire regime and caribou winter range. I used a combination of existing data and information collected at vegetation plots to conduct these analyses. I found that wildfires...
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Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) are an integral part of the ecological and cultural fabric of northwest Alaska. Western Arctic Herd (WAH) caribou roam over this entire region, including all 5 Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program (ARCN) National Park Units. Conservation of healthy caribou populations are specifically mentioned within the enabling legislation (Alaska National Interested Lands Conservation Act or ANILCA) of three of these Parks and is of critical concern to subsistence hunters within this region. Caribou are, by far, the most abundant large mammal in northwest Alaska and are famous for their long-distance migrations and large population oscillations. For these reasons, ARCN chose WAH caribou...
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Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) are an integral part of the ecological and cultural fabric of northwest Alaska. Western Arctic Herd (WAH) caribou roam over this entire region, including all 5 Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program (ARCN) National Park Units. Conservation of healthy caribou populations are specifically mentioned within the enabling legislation (Alaska National Interested Lands Conservation Act or ANILCA) of three of these Parks and is of critical concern to subsistence hunters within this region. Caribou are, by far, the most abundant large mammal in northwest Alaska and are famous for their long-distance migrations and large population oscillations. For these reasons, ARCN chose WAH caribou...


    map background search result map search result map The Western Arctic caribou herd: barriers and bridges to cooperative management Changes in vegetative cover on Western Arctic Herd winter range from 1981 to 2005: potential effects of grazing and climate change Caribou vital sign annual report for the Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program: September 2011-August 2012 Caribou vital sign annual report for the Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program: September 2012-August 2013 Winter range studies of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd, Northwest Alaska Quantifying telemetry collar bias when age is unknown: A simulation study with a long-lived ungulate Modeling influences on winter distribution of caribou in northwestern Alaska through use of satellite telemetry Harvest estimates of the Western Arctic caribou herd, Alaska Western Arctic caribou herd cooperative management plan, 2002-2012: approved by the Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group as the basis for producing a public review draft plan Winter habitat selection by caribou in relation to lichen abundance, wildfires, grazing, and landscape characteristics in northwest Alaska Western Arctic caribou herd winter habitat monitoring and utilization, 1995-1996 Reindeer Herding in Transition: Historical and Modern Day Challenges for Alaskan Reindeer Herders Western Arctic caribou herd cooperative management plan Caribou vital sign annual report for the Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program: September 2012-August 2013 Winter range studies of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd, Northwest Alaska Caribou vital sign annual report for the Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program: September 2011-August 2012 Quantifying telemetry collar bias when age is unknown: A simulation study with a long-lived ungulate The Western Arctic caribou herd: barriers and bridges to cooperative management Changes in vegetative cover on Western Arctic Herd winter range from 1981 to 2005: potential effects of grazing and climate change Harvest estimates of the Western Arctic caribou herd, Alaska Western Arctic caribou herd cooperative management plan, 2002-2012: approved by the Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group as the basis for producing a public review draft plan Winter habitat selection by caribou in relation to lichen abundance, wildfires, grazing, and landscape characteristics in northwest Alaska Western Arctic caribou herd winter habitat monitoring and utilization, 1995-1996 Reindeer Herding in Transition: Historical and Modern Day Challenges for Alaskan Reindeer Herders Western Arctic caribou herd cooperative management plan Modeling influences on winter distribution of caribou in northwestern Alaska through use of satellite telemetry