Ecological role of hunting in population dynamics and its implications for co-management of the Porcupine caribou herd

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Thomas A. Hanley; Donald E. Russell;
  • Publisher: Septentrio Academic Publishing
  • Journal: Rangifer (issn: 1890-6729, eissn: 1890-6729)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7557/
  • Subject: monitoring system | caribou | Alaska | Alaska; caribou; monitoring system; Northwest Territories; population model; Rangifer tarandus; Yukon | population model | Rangifer tarandus | Animal culture | Northwest Territories | SF1-1100 | Management Ecology; Caribou; Porcupine Herd
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At a present population size of 160 000 animals, the Porcupine caribou herd has been subjected to an annual harvest rate of 2% for the past couple of decades. We modeled potential sensitivity of herd population dynamics to hunting and used that relation as a basis for a... View more
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