Estimation of Carrying Capacity and Growth Rate of Wolf in Lithuania

  title={Estimation of Carrying Capacity and Growth Rate of Wolf in Lithuania},
  author={Linas Bal{\vc}iauskas and Yukichika Kawata},
  journal={Acta Zoologica Lituanica},
The purpose of this paper is to estimate ecological carrying capacity (K) and growth rate (r) of Lithuanian wolf based on the estimated population sizes and number of harvests from 1966 to 2007. We used the modified Schaefer model where population dynamics is described by the logistic-equation-type growth function with time lag operator (τ) and harvest. We statistically selected the best model whose τ value was 4 and estimated value of K and r were 626 heads for the total Lithuanian territory… 
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