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Author Bergerud, A. T.

Title Return of Caribou to Ungava
Published Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (657 pages)
Series McGill-Queen's Native and Northern Series ; v. 50
McGill-Queen's native and northern series.
Contents Intro; Contents; Donors; Acknowledgments; List of Tables; List of Figures; Preface; Plates; 1 Setting and Background; 2 Taxonomy, Ecotypes, Herds, and Morphology; 3 The Return of Caribou to Ungava after the Last Ice Age; 4 The Abundance and Distribution of Sedentary Caribou; 5 Past Population Fluctuations; At Home in the Wilderness: The Mushuau Innu and Caribou; 6 Causal Factors in Historical Fluctuations; 7 Forage and Range; 8 Body and Antler Growth; 9 Physical Condition; 10 Recruitment, Mortality, and Population Growth; 11 Limiting Factors; 12 The Use of Space
13 Environmental Factors in Distribution and Movement14 Optimal Foraging and Predation Risk in the Winter and Growing Season; 15 Spacing Theory of Calving and Migration; 16 Population Regulation; Appendix: Summer Energy Budgets for Lactating Females; Bibliography; Index; The Eruption of the George River Caribou Herd; Ungava; Boundaries of Vegetative Zones; Plant Species Composition of Vegetative Zones; Forest Fires; Mammalian Fauna; Those Other Animals; Native Inhabitants; Ecotypes; Migratory Herds; Morphology; Postglacial Dispersal and Ecotypes; Recolonization; Distribution
Disease and ParasitePredation; Differential Mortality of Males and Females; Aerial Surveys and Radio Monitoring; The Centre of Habitation; Range Expansion; Range Contraction; Range Predictability; Calving, Rutting, and Winter Distributions; Movement Routes; Releasing/Expansion Densities; The "Social Stimulus" Concept; Density-Dependent Changes in the Use of Space; Basic Quantification Methods; Seasonal Changes in Mobility; Annual Dispersion and Fidelity in Distributions; Environmental Influences on Seasonal Distributions; Distribution Strategy in Winter; Spacing Strategy in the Growing Season
Population Dynamics BackgroundPopulation Dynamics of the Major Herds; Population Regulation and Management; Postglacial Distribution of Ungava Caribou; Historical Distribution; Past Fluctuation of Numbers; Early Explanations; A Recent Hypothesis: Increased Snow Cover; Shortage of Green Forage and Cold Springs; Range Survey, 1988-89; Food Preferences; The Condition of Winter Pastures; The Condition of Summer Pastures; Activity and Energy Budgets; Range Trends; A Look Ahead; The Measurement of Growth and Body Size; Body Size; Fetal Growth; Birth Mass of Calves; Growth of Calves and Yearlings
Retarded Growth and CompensationAdult Body Mass; Antler Size; Growth and Demography; Antler and Calving Indexes; Antler Condition Index; Female Antler Casting; Chewing of Antlers; Calving Chronology; Nutrition and Antler Casting; Liver Weights; Fat Cycle; Energy Expenditure during Migration; Migration/Habitat Strategies and Fat Deposition; Fat Deposition Strategies; Trends in Condition Indices; Basic Indices; Pregnancy/Parous Rates; Calf Mortality Statistics; Adult Mortality; Population Growth; The Decline Phase, 1988-93; Starvation; Accidents; Hunting Mortality; Weather Factors
Notes Competitive Interference at High Densities
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Author Camps, Lodewijk.
Luttich, Stuart N.
ISBN 0773576789