Faecal pellet size can be used to differentiate age-classes in caribou: implications for non-invasive genetic studies

The inability to capture the age structure of a population using non-invasive faecal sampling has limited the scope of genetic analyses for wildlife research and conservation efforts. To overcome this, faecal morphometrics were examined to determine if differences exist between faeces size and the age of the individual producing it. Using faeces from known… CONTINUE READING