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dc.contributor.supervisorManseau, Micheline (Natural Resources Management) Wilson, Paul (Trent University)en_US
dc.contributor.authorPriadka, Pauline
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-04T23:09:02Z
dc.date.available2016-03-04T23:09:02Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/31146
dc.description.abstractDelineating population units is essential for the conservation and management of a species. Applying a genetic approach to delineate units, this study identifies genetic population structure, and landscape resistance to gene flow, of the nationally threatened boreal woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) across the ecotypes’ southern range in Saskatchewan. Three genetic clusters were delineated across the study area, with moderate genetic connectivity identified with Manitoba. Isolation-by-distance was found to be significant across Saskatchewan, and within each genetic cluster. Gene flow across clusters in Saskatchewan was high (FST = ~0.01), with genetic connectivity being lowest for the south-central cluster surrounding Prince Albert National Park (FST = ~0.03). Resistance to gene flow was identified with the following landscape variables: water, forestry, roads, wildfire, and low suitability habitat. Careful consideration of these variables in range planning will help to maintain genetic connectivity of boreal caribou across its southern range in Saskatchewan.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectGenetic connectivityen_US
dc.subjectBoreal woodland caribouen_US
dc.titleGenetic connectivity of boreal woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in central Canadaen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineNatural Resources Managementen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeHwang, Yeen Ten (Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment) Koper, Nicola (Natural Resources Management)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.)en_US
dc.description.noteMay 2016en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


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