Thermoregulation and Thermal Cover of Deer and Elk on Vancouver Island

Thermoregulation and Thermal Cover of Deer and Elk on Vancouver Island

Problem Analysis

Microform - 1986
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The Integrated Wildlife-Intensive Forestry Research program's primary objective is to determine how intensive forestry practices influence the ability of forested land to support black-tailed deer and Roosevelt elk. The goal of this problem analysis is to create a clear conceptual model of thermoregulation, and to use that model to assess expected interactions between forest treatments and the provision of thermal cover for deer and elk. The analysis reviewed the thermoregulatory needs of deer and elk, the factors influencing those needs, the influence of forest treatments on factors affecting thermoregulatory needs, and the expected impacts of forest treatments on thermal cover; suggested specific studies and assigned priorities; and discussed general methodologies for conducting recommended studies.
Publisher: Victoria : Ministry of Environment and Parks, Wildlife Branch, 1986
Description: 137 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 89-04086


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