publication . Other literature type . 2014

Estimating Baseline Population Parameters of Urban and Wildland Black Bear Populations Using a DNA-Based Capture -Mark-Recapture Approach in Mono County, California

Fusaro, Jonathan L.;
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  • Published: 01 May 2014
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Prior to European settlement, black bear (Ursus americanus) were far less abundant in the state of California. Estimates from statewide harvest data indicate the California black bear population has tripled in the last 3 decades. Bears inhabit areas they formally never occurred (e.g., urban environments) and populations that were at historically low densities are now at high densities. Though harvest data are useful and widely used as an index for black bear population size and population demographics statewide, it lacks the ability to produce precise estimates of abundance and density at local scales or account for the numerous bears living in non-hunted areas....
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free text keywords: Baseline Population Parameters, Urban, Wildland Black Bear, Black Bear Populations, DNA-based, Capture-Mark-Recapture. Mono County, California, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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