Description du projet (anglais)

ABSTRACT: Ecosystem management for biological conservation should include consideration of landscape-scale processes such as the habitat requirements of focal species. Moose (Alces alces americana) have been identified as an appropriate target for focal attention in mainland Nova Scotia. Currently, the population is at risk, and strategies for conservation should include the protection of sufficient habitat to meet the spatial requirements of the population. Delineation of spatial habitat requirements calls for an understanding of species-habitat associations and the distribution of suitable habitat across the landscape. To this end, habitat suitability in Nova Scotia was assessed relative to four criteria: (1) food availability; (2) conifer cover; (3) mixed-wood cover; and, (4) aquatic resources. Model predictions were tested by comparing habitat suitability values to provincial pellet inventory data. Road density was found to be more important than habitat composition in determining moose pellet distribution. ALCES VOL. 38: 73-88 (2002)

Description du projet (français)

Organisation principale responsable du projet

Dalhousie University

Organisation(s) partenaire(s)

Dalhousie University

Fait partie d'un réseau plus large

Statut du projet

En cours

Date de début du projet

2002

Écosystème(s) concerné(s)

Forestier

Catégorie(s) d'actions liées à la connectivité

Recherche (Modélisation)

Mots-clés standards

Transport (routes, chemin de fer, ponceau, pont)

Espèce faunique ayant un statut spécial

Mots-clés

Habitat Suitability

Couverture taxonomique

Mammifères

Étendue géographique

Région(s)

Nouvelle-Écosse

Annapolis County, Antigonish County, Colchester, Cumberland County, Digby County, Guysborough County, Halifax Regional Municipality, Hants, Kings County, Lunenburg County, Pictou County, Queens County, Shelburne County, Yarmouth County

Nom du lieu

Mainland Nova Scotia

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