Estimating population sizes for elusive animals: the forest elephants of Kakum National Park, Ghana

@article{Eggert2003EstimatingPS,
  title={Estimating population sizes for elusive animals: the forest elephants of Kakum National Park, Ghana},
  author={L. Eggert and J. Eggert and D. Woodruff},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={12}
}
African forest elephants are difficult to observe in the dense vegetation, and previous studies have relied upon indirect methods to estimate population sizes. [...] Key Method Using multilocus genotyping of noninvasively collected samples, we performed a genetic survey of the forest elephant population at Kakum National Park, Ghana. We estimated population size, sex ratio and genetic variability from our data, then combined this information with field observations to divide the population into age groups. Our…Expand
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