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dc.contributor.advisorMessier, Francoisen_US
dc.creatorCarriere, Naomi Blossomen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-20T22:50:13Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:59:28Z
dc.date.available2011-09-22T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:59:28Z
dc.date.created2010-09en_US
dc.date.issued2010-09en_US
dc.date.submittedSeptember 2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-09202010-225013en_US
dc.description.abstractWoodland caribou are listed as a threatened species in Saskatchewan. The need for contemporary data is paramount for conservation of this species. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of threats to woodland caribou: forestry and logging, road development and expansion, mineral exploration and other long term changes to the landscape. Despite previous research effort, the current distribution and critical habitat of woodland caribou in north-central Saskatchewan is still poorly understood. Drawing upon the knowledge of a selected target group, interviews have been conducted to attain local and traditional knowledge on woodland caribou. Local knowledge has been used to identify key information about woodland caribou critical habitat and ecology in the north central region and more remote areas. Through the objectives of this research we have been able to identify current and historical abundance patterns; adult and calf biology; predator prey interactions; human activity on the landscape and potential effect on woodland caribou ecology; and weather/fire patterns and the potential effect on woodland caribou distribution. The significance of this type of research is critical in understanding woodland caribou biology in northern and remote areas. In addition, this project recognizes contributions and involvement of Aboriginal peoples in academic and government research initiatives.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectwoodland caribouen_US
dc.subjectlocal knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectnorth-central Saskatchewanen_US
dc.titleGeneral biology of woodland caribou based on collection of local and traditional knowledge in north-central Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.departmentBiologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBiologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberClarke, Douglasen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWilson, Kenen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNeal, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberErvin, Alexander M.en_US


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