Suzanne C. Griffin

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If changes in animal behavior resulting from direct human disturbance negatively affect the persistence of a given species or population, then these behavioral changes must necessarily lead to reduced demographic performance. We tested for the effects of human disturbance on Olympic marmots (Marmota olympus), a large ground-dwelling squirrel that has(More)
Among the 14 extant species of the genus Marmota the Vancouver Island marmot (Marmota vancouverensis) is the most endangered. In 2007 as few as 85 individuals were left in the wild, with an additional 162 individuals maintained in captivity. To facilitate genetic monitoring of both wild and captive populations, polymorphic genetic markers were identified.(More)
1. Common ecological tasks, such as wildlife monitoring, adaptive management, and behavioural study, often make use of natural signatures (e.g. animal calls or visual markings) to identify individual animals noninvasively. However, there is no accepted method for pre-screening candidate natural signatures to select which signatures are the best-suited for(More)
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