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Circumarctic Rangifer Monitoring


November 2008 - March 2011


Initiate a study to determine how projected changes in abundance and quality of caribou forage plants will effect seasonal changes in body weight and fat and protien composition in caribou and reindeer.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Roach JK, Griffith B, Euskirchen ES, McGuire AD, Finstad GL (2015) Biogeochemical vegetation models project warming related increases in caribou forage and population sizes. Ecological Applications

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 24

Scientific Publications: 124

Presentations: 224



Funding Agencies

  • Yukon College


Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Alaska Fairbanks
  5. Wildlife Management Institute