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dc.contributor.advisorMcLaren, Brian
dc.contributor.authorLukacs, Endre
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-12T19:32:29Z
dc.date.available2018-10-12T19:32:29Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca:7070/handle/2453/4275
dc.description.abstractOntario elk restoration program involved 443 elk (Cervus canadensis) from Elk Island National Park, Alberta, re-introduced into four areas of Ontario during 1998-2001. In Northwestern Ontario, the Lake of the Woods (LOW) region received a total of 104 elk in 2000 and 2001. Currently, the region supports a small, free-ranging elk population with a relatively slow rate of increase; most often the elk occupy grassy clearcuts created by logging. In this study, population size and use of foraging patches and roads are described for the spring - summer period. Seasonal home range and activity patterns are evaluated using motion activated cameras, radio-telemetry and direct observation. Spring - summer diet composition is described from microhistological analysis of fecal pellets.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectElk restoration in Ontarioen_US
dc.subjectForaging patch selectionen_US
dc.subjectRemote cameras and animal monitoringen_US
dc.titleSummer distribution, abundance, movements and diet of reintroduced elk (Cervus canadensis) in habitats created by clearcutting in the boreal foresten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineNatural Resources Managementen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRodgers, Art
dc.contributor.committeememberHamr, Josef
dc.contributor.committeememberRanta, Bruce


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