Black bear population ecology in Ontario
This project is focused on understanding what factors influence variation in black bear population density across the province of Ontario. We are using non-invasive sampling and spatial capture-recapture models to estimate black bear population density and relate variation in density to factors such as harvest, habitat fragmentation and climate. The results of this work will have direct implications for informing sustainable management of bears in the province and for understanding the natural and anthropogenic factors influencing bera populations.
Team members involed in this project
- Mule deer and natural gas development in the Piceance Basin
- White-tailed deer movement and disease ecology in Southern Ontario
- Moose population dynamics in Ontario
- Southern Hudson Bay polar bears
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