Population Viability Analysis to Identify Management Priorities for Reintroduced Elk in the Cumberland Mountains , Tennessee

  • JASON L. KINDALL, JASON L. LUPARDUS
  • Published 2011

Abstract

We used an individual-based population model to perform a viability analysis to simulate population growth (l) of 167 elk (Cervus elaphus manitobensis; 71 male and 96 female) released in the Cumberland Mountains, Tennessee, to estimate sustainability (i.e., l > 1.0) and identify the most appropriate options for managing elk restoration. We transported elk… (More)

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