Using Subpopulation Structure for Barren-Ground Grizzly Bear Management

  title={Using Subpopulation Structure for Barren-Ground Grizzly Bear Management},
  author={Mark Edwards and John A. Nagy and Andrew E. Derocher},
Abstract The subpopulation is an intermediate level of organization that is ecologically meaningful for research and management. We used location data (n =  1,235) from 54 barren-ground grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) monitored from 1974–78 (n =  12) using VHF (very high frequency) telemetry and from 2001–06 (n =  42) using GPS (global positioning system) telemetry to delineate subpopulation structure in the Mackenzie Delta region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. We used Ward's cluster… Expand
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