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The return of caribou to Ungava

Author: A T Bergerud; Stuart N Luttich; Lodewijk Camps
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2008.
Series: McGill-Queen's native and northern series, 50.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How a caribou population went from the brink of extinction in the 1950s to the largest herd in the world in the late 1980s - and whether it can survive today's environmental changes.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2010497010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A T Bergerud; Stuart N Luttich; Lodewijk Camps
ISBN: 9780773576780 0773576789
OCLC Number: 711617531
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 586 pages, [31] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits.
Contents: Setting and background --
Taxonomy, ecotypes, herds, and morphology --
Return of caribou to Ungava after the last ice age --
Abundance and distribution of sedentary caribou --
Past population fluctuations --
Causal factors in historical fluctuations --
Forage and range --
Body and antler growth --
Physical condition --
Recruitment, mortality, and population growth --
Limiting factors --
Use of space --
Environmental factors in distribution and movement --
Optimal foraging and predation risk in the winter and growing season --
Spacing theory of calving and migration --
Population regulation --
Appendix: summer energy budgets for lactating females.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's native and northern series, 50.
Responsibility: A.T. Bergerud, Stuart N. Luttich, and Lodewijk Camps.
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