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Predation, habitat, hunting, and environmental conditions have all been implicated as regulatory mechanisms in ungulate populations. The low-density equilibrium hypothesis predicts that in low-density populations, predators regulate their prey and that the population will not escape unless predation pressure is eased. We evaluated survival of adult and juvenile moose (Alces alces) in north-central Alaska to determine whether or not the population supported the hypothesis. We instrumented adult male and female moose with radiocollars and used aerial observations to track parturition and subsequent survival of juvenile moose. Generalized linear mixed-effects models were used to assess survival. Adult annual survival...
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Despite hunter access influencing harvest success, few studies have quantified characteristics of hunter access. Based on spatially explicit interview data, we used geographic information system (GIS) analyses to calculate access pathways and distances that rural hunters traveled to moose (Alces alces) harvest locations in Interior Alaska. Using Jenks Natural Breaks classification, approximately 53%, 21%, 5%, and 21% of harvest locations occurred along navigable rivers within 0 to 24, 25 to 52, 53 to 86, and >86 km (0 to 14, 15 to 32, 33 to 53, and >53 mi), respectively, from the hunter’s community of residence. We used moose density estimates in the area being accessed by hunters to calculate annual moose harvest....


    map background search result map search result map Socio-ecological drivers of resource selection and habitat use by moose in interior Alaska Evaluating tools used to estimate and manage browse available to wintering moose on the Copper River Delta, Alaska Range expansion of moose in arctic Alaska linked to warming and increased shrub habitat Nutritional Value of Habitat for Moose on Urban and Military Lands Moose Survey : SOUTH CANOL MOOSE MANAGEMENT UNIT EARLY-WINTER 2013 YUKON MOOSE: I. SEASONAL RESOURCE SELECTION BY MALES AND FEMALES IN A MULTI-PREDATOR BOREAL ECOSYSTEM YUKON MOOSE: II. RANGE SIZES, MOVEMENT RATES, AND USE OF ELEVATION AND LAND COVER BY MALES AND FEMALES Quantifying Rural Hunter Access in Alaska Lying in wait: Limiting factors on a low-density ungulate population and the latent traits that can facilitate escape from them Nutritional Value of Habitat for Moose on Urban and Military Lands Evaluating tools used to estimate and manage browse available to wintering moose on the Copper River Delta, Alaska Moose Survey : SOUTH CANOL MOOSE MANAGEMENT UNIT EARLY-WINTER 2013 YUKON MOOSE: I. SEASONAL RESOURCE SELECTION BY MALES AND FEMALES IN A MULTI-PREDATOR BOREAL ECOSYSTEM YUKON MOOSE: II. RANGE SIZES, MOVEMENT RATES, AND USE OF ELEVATION AND LAND COVER BY MALES AND FEMALES Lying in wait: Limiting factors on a low-density ungulate population and the latent traits that can facilitate escape from them Socio-ecological drivers of resource selection and habitat use by moose in interior Alaska Quantifying Rural Hunter Access in Alaska Range expansion of moose in arctic Alaska linked to warming and increased shrub habitat