Biodiversity

Male Caribou on Fall Tundra

Population dynamics of the endangered mountain ecotype of woodland caribou in British Columbia, Canada

Abstract: We used census results and radiotelemetry locations of >380 collared individuals sampled over the entire distribution of the endangered mountain ecotype of woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou (Gmelin, 1788)) in British Columbia, Canada, to delineate population structure and document the size and trend of the identified populations. We also describe the spatial pattern of decline and the causes and timing of adult mortality and provide estimates of vital rates necessary to develop a population viability analysis.

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:01
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