Modeling Wolverine Occurrence Using Aerial Surveys of Tracks in Snow

@inproceedings{Magoun2007ModelingWO,
  title={Modeling Wolverine Occurrence Using Aerial Surveys of Tracks in Snow},
  author={Audrey J. Magoun and Justina C. Ray and Devin S. Johnson and Patrick Valkenburg and F. Neil Dawson and Jeff Bowman},
  year={2007}
}
We designed a novel approach to determining extent of distribution and area of occupancy for wolverines (Gulo gulo) by using aerial surveys of tracks in snow and hierarchical spatial modeling. In 2005 we used a small, fixed-wing aircraft with pilot and one observer to search 575 of 588 survey units for wolverine tracks in approximately 60,000 km of boreal forest in northwestern Ontario, Canada. We used sinuous flight paths to scan open areas in the forest in the 100-km survey units. We detected… CONTINUE READING

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