Ecological Archives A021-105-A2

John A. Nagy, Deborah L. Johnson, Nicholas C. Larter, Mitch W. Campbell, Andrew E. Derocher, Allicia Kelly, Mathieu Dumond, Danny Allaire, and Bruno Croft. 2011. Subpopulation structure of caribou (Rangifer tarandus L.) in arctic and sub-Arctic Canada. Ecological Applications 21:2334–2348.

Appendix B (TABLE B1). Number of female caribou with full years of satellite tracking data by ecotype, subpopulation, and years tracked in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and northern Alberta, Canada, 1993–2009.

Caribou ecotype
and subpopulation1
Number of caribou tracked by year2 Total Number of caribou
tracked by period
93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 1993–2005 2006–2008
Barren-ground                                      
Cape Bathurst       4 4 3 4 3 1 9 8 3 6 11 19 19 37 18 25
Bluenose-West       3 5 5 12 11 4 5 4 2 9 15 21 24 46 25 29
Bluenose-East       3 5 10 9 7 2   3 3 17 20 16 23 51 31 37
Bathurst       7 7 18 14 13 12 7 9 10 15 13 19 16 50 42 21
Beverly     1 3 3 2     4 5 3 2 7 19 26 44 56 12 48
Qamanirjuaq 4 5 7 6 10 8 7 7 8 7 6 13 10 23 23 32 66 32 39
Queen Maude Gulf       1 2 1     1 2 1   2 3 3 9 14 6 10
Lorillard           2 8 12 9 11 14 13 7 1     21 22 1
Wager Bay               6 6 3 8 8 5 3     12 12 3
Unknown3             1 1 1 2 2 1   1 1 4 7 3 4
Total 4 5 8 27 36 49 55 60 48 51 58 55 78 109 128 171 360 203 217
                                       
Mountain woodland                   8 10 10 7 6     10    
                                       
Boreal                                      
Cameron Hills                         7 10 23 33 46    
Dehcho/South Slave                       5 18 30 26 22 37    
Gwich'in                   2 8 8 18 12 8 14 33    
Sahtu                     2 2 6 10 16 16 24    
Total                   2 10 15 49 62 73 85 140    
                                       
Dolphin and Union             16 16 14 11 14 9 1       25    

1Assignment of caribou to subpopulations was based on first calving ground used subsequent to capture.
2Year = 1 March year 1 to 28 February year 2.
3Unkown = that did not attend a calving ground during the period it was tracked.


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