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Distribution and density of moose in relation to landscape characteristics: effects of scale

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2005

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Maier, Julie A. K., Ver Hoef, Jay M., McGuire, A. David, Bowyer, R. Terry, Saperstein, Lisa, and Maier, Hilmar A., 2005, Distribution and density of moose in relation to landscape characteristics: effects of scale: Canadian Journal of Forest Research, v. 35, no. 9, p. 2233-2243.

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We analyzed the relation between early winter distribution and density of female moose (Alces alces L.) and habitat heterogeneity in interior Alaska. We tested for effects of vegetation type, topography, distance to rivers and towns, occurrence and timing of fire, and landscape metrics. A spatial linear model was used to analyze effects of independent variables organized at multiple scales. Because densities of moose vary widely as a result of differences in management and other factors, a spatial response surface of the log of moose density was fit to remove large-scale effects. The analysis revealed that the densest populations of moose occurred closer to towns, at moderate elevations, near rivers, and in areas where fire occurred [...]

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