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Woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in Alberta are classified as endangered and apparently have declined. Disturbance from petroleum exploration has been implicated as a possible cause, so we constructed a simple model to estimate the energy costs of multiple encounters with disturbance (i.e., loud noise). Our objective was to estimate if woodland caribou in northeastern Alberta have been exposed to enough disturbance from 1988 to 1993 to cause winter mass loss to exceed either (i) 15% autumn mass or (ii) 20% autumn mass. A single disturbance event costs caribou 3.46-5.81 MJ. Caribou would have to encounter (i) 20-34 (mean = 27) disturbance events to lose >15% mass over winter and (ii) 41-137 (mean = 89)...
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Nutritional restrictions in winter may reduce the availability of protein for reproduction and survival in northern ungulates. We refined a technique that uses recently voided excreta on snow to assess protein status in wild caribou (Rangifer tarandus) in late winter. Our study was the first application of this non-invasive, isotopic approach to assess protein status of wild caribou by determining dietary and endogenous contributions of nitrogen (N) to urinary urea. We used isotopic ratios of N (?15N) in urine and fecal samples to estimate the proportion of urea N derived from body N (p-UN) in pregnant, adult females of the Chisana Herd, a small population that ranged across the Alaska-Yukon border. We took advantage...
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Studies moose or Alces alces, caribou or Rangifer tarandus and grizzly bear or Ursus arctos distribution in relation to road traffic in Denali National Park, Alaska. Development of wildlife monitoring system using 19 landscape level viewsheds stratified into four sections based on decreasing traffic along the road corridor; Absence of traffic avoidance patterns for caribou and grizzly bears.
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North American caribou (Rangifer tarandus) herds commonly exhibit little nuclear genetic differentiation among adjacent herds, although available evidence supports strong demographic separation, even for herds with seasonal range overlap. During 1997–2003, we studied the Mentasta and Nelchina caribou herds in south-central Alaska using radiotelemetry to determine individual movements and range overlap during the breeding season, and nuclear and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) markers to assess levels of genetic differentiation. Although the herds were considered discrete because females calved in separate regions, individual movements and breeding-range overlap in some years provided opportunity for male-mediated gene...
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A content analysis of PCMB meeting minutes from its first meeting to 1993 reveals a repeated pattern of communication in which Native hunters pose questions about the need for caribou research requiring the use of aircraft and collars and the handling of animals, and a response by agency managers to inform community residents about the value of collars in science and/or demonstrating their application. Never discussed openly at PCMB meetings was what the Gwich'in regard as a negotiated order of power-sharing arrangement between Gwich'in and caribou, established in the time before there was time, nunh ttrotsit ultsui gwuno (when the earth was first made), when caribou were people and people were caribou. As told...
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Synopsis: Using multi-scale seasonal models, this study explored how broad scale landscape context and local resource heterogeneity influenced local resource selection among threatened forest-dwelling woodland caribou in southern Quebec. Caribou consistently avoided roads, however researchers identified thresholds in road proximity effects. The threshold distance at which caribou avoid roads is 1.25 km for active roads and 0.75 km from derelict roads. Open lichen woodlands were an important cover type for caribou during winter and spring, whereas deciduous forests, wetlands, and even young disturbed stands became important during calving and summer. Landscape cover type and amount explained more variation in habitat...


map background search result map search result map Assessing the influence of resource co-variates at multiple spatial scales: an application to forest-dwelling caribou faced with intensive human activity. An isotopic approach to measuring nitrogen balance in caribou Using temporary dye marks to estimate ungulate population abundance in southwest Yukon, Canada Population characteristics, space use and habitat selection of two non-migratory caribou herds in central Alaska, 1994 - 2009 Extraordinary movements of the Denali caribou herd following the perfect storm Western Arctic caribou herd winter habitat monitoring and utilization, 1995-1996 Little Rancheria Caribou in the Yukon: Evaluation of Winter Habitat Quality and Habitat Use Caribou Hunters and Researchers at the Co-management Interface: Emergent Dilemmas and the Dynamics of Legitimacy in Power Sharing Moose, Caribou, and Grizzly Bear Distribution in Relation to Road Traffic in Denali National Park, Alaska Population dynamics of interior and southwest Alaska caribou herds Range overlap and individual movements during breeding season influence genetic relationships of caribou herds in south-central Alaska USGS 1:62500-scale Quadrangle for Caribou, ME 1953 USGS 1:62500-scale Quadrangle for Caribou, ME 1953 Assessing the influence of resource co-variates at multiple spatial scales: an application to forest-dwelling caribou faced with intensive human activity. Using temporary dye marks to estimate ungulate population abundance in southwest Yukon, Canada Moose, Caribou, and Grizzly Bear Distribution in Relation to Road Traffic in Denali National Park, Alaska Extraordinary movements of the Denali caribou herd following the perfect storm Range overlap and individual movements during breeding season influence genetic relationships of caribou herds in south-central Alaska An isotopic approach to measuring nitrogen balance in caribou Population characteristics, space use and habitat selection of two non-migratory caribou herds in central Alaska, 1994 - 2009 Population dynamics of interior and southwest Alaska caribou herds Little Rancheria Caribou in the Yukon: Evaluation of Winter Habitat Quality and Habitat Use Caribou Hunters and Researchers at the Co-management Interface: Emergent Dilemmas and the Dynamics of Legitimacy in Power Sharing Western Arctic caribou herd winter habitat monitoring and utilization, 1995-1996