Population structure and dispersal of wolves in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

  title={Population structure and dispersal of wolves in the Canadian Rocky Mountains},
  author={Catherine I Cullingham and Conrad Thiessen and Andrew E. Derocher and Paul C. Paquet and Joshua Moses Miller and Jill A. Hamilton and David W. Coltman},
  journal={Journal of Mammalogy},
  pages={839 - 851}
In the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the gray wolf (Canis lupus) has experienced range contractions and expansions, which can greatly affect pack stability as well as population structure. In addition, this area has a highly heterogeneous landscape that may form barriers to dispersal. To understand factors affecting pack structure and large-scale gene flow across the Rocky Mountains, we examined wolf genetic structure using 1,981 noninvasive and invasively collected samples. We sampled over 44… 
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