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A multi-scale behavioural approach to understanding the movements of woodland caribou

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2001

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Johnson, Chris Jack, 2001, A multi-scale behavioural approach to understanding the movements of woodland caribou: University of Northern British Columbia (Canada).

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To conserve woodland caribou, resource managers and biologists must understand the processes governing movements and distribution of those animals. I employed a scale-explicit approach to understand some of the mechanisms influencing caribou behaviour. I trailed caribou in forested and alpine habitats and recorded attributes of feeding sites and patches. At larger scales, I used GPS collars to record the movements of caribou. At the scale of the feeding site, caribou cratered at locations with lower snow depths and greater amounts of a variety of terrestrial lichen species. Following increases in snow depth, hardness, and density, caribou in the forest fed more frequently at trees with abundant arboreal lichens. Foraging effort at [...]

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