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Estimation of the brown bear population on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

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2015

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Morton, John M., White, Gary C., Hayward, Gregory D., Paetkau, David, and Bray, Martin P., 2015, Estimation of the brown bear population on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska: The Journal of Wildlife Management, p. n/a-n/a.

Summary

The brown bear population on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, has not been empirically estimated previously because conventional aerial methods over this heavily forested landscape were infeasible. We applied a rapid field protocol to a DNA-based, mark-recapture approach on a large and tightly bounded sample frame to estimate brown bear abundance. We used lure to attract bears to barbed wire stations deployed in 145 9-km?×?9-km cells systematically distributed across 10,200?km2 of available habitat on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Chugach National Forest during 31 consecutive days in early summer 2010. Using 2 helicopters and 4 2-person field crews, we deployed the stations during a 6-day period and subsequently revisited these [...]

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3397 record import test
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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1002/jwmg.1002
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1937-2817

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