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Limiting Factors in Caribou Population Ecology

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dc.contributor.author Klein, David R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-10T19:13:34Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-10T19:13:34Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6575
dc.description.abstract "Caribou and wild reindeer populations fluctuate over time. On this fact there is general agreement. Factors responsible for population limitation and subsequent declines have been examined within the framework of animal population theory. There is, however, little agreement when factors limiting specific populations are generalized to Rangifer populations over broad geographic regions. Comparative examinations of wild Rangifer populations worldwide discloses that factors that have regulated those populations are highly variable between populations, apparently as a reflection of the differences in environmental variables unique to each population. Examples exist of populations where major regulating factors have been climatic extremes, predation, hunting mortality, food limitation, insects, parasites, disease, interspecific competition, and human developmental impacts or combinations of these factors. This diversity of limiting factors affecting caribou and wild reindeer populations is a reflection of the ecologial complexity of the species, a concept that has often been ignored in past efforts to reach management decisions by extrapolation from the limited localized knowledge available on the species." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject population en_US
dc.subject climate en_US
dc.subject disease en_US
dc.subject competition en_US
dc.subject caribou en_US
dc.title Limiting Factors in Caribou Population Ecology en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States, Canada en_US
dc.subject.sector Wildlife en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Rangifer en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 7 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 30-35 en_US


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