publication . Article . 1985

Comments to a polar bear population model

Nils Are Øritsland;
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  • Published: 02 Jan 1985 Journal: Polar Research, volume 3, pages 123-123 (issn: 0800-0395, eissn: 1751-8369, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Norwegian Polar Institute
Abstract
Larsen, T. & Ugland, K. I. (Polar Research 2 n.s., 117-118) note correctly that a Leslie matrix model treats cubs and females as independent units which is not the case for polar bears. Population projections using the Leslie model with hunting mortalities added are instructive first approximations in evaluations of field data, however, and are recommended as exercises also for polar bear biologists. An APL programme for such projections is available.
Subjects
free text keywords: Leslie matrix, Field data, Physical geography, Projections of population growth, Polar, Oceanography, Population model, Geology, Ecology, Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous), General Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry
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publication . Article . 1985

Comments to a polar bear population model

Nils Are Øritsland;