Introduction to the Population Ecology of North American Caribou

  • Dale R. Seip B.C. Ministry of Forests, 1011 Fourth Ave, Prince George, B.C., Canada, V2L 3H9
  • Kent Brown 145 Wedgewood Drive, S.W. Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T3C 3G9
Keywords: populations, North America, caribou

Abstract

Bergerud has discussed how major differences in caribou density across North America appear to be related to the impact of wolf (Canis lupus) predation, and the strategies used by caribou to avoid wolves. Caribou living in areas without wolves usually occur at high densities and are regulated by competition for food. In this session, we asked the presenters to discuss the population ecology of different caribou herds in North America and to evaluate if they fit the general model.
Published
1996-01-01
How to Cite
SeipD. R., & BrownK. (1996). Introduction to the Population Ecology of North American Caribou. Rangifer, 16(4), 11-12. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.16.4.1214