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Title: New era - are migratory barren-ground caribou and petroleum exploitation compatible

Abstract

Results of intensive studies indicate that the primary factor limiting growth of the Kaminuriak caribou population was a low rate of annual increment due to high losses of calves during the first month of life. The strong affinity of females for calving and postcalving areas increases the vulnerability of calves to human disturbance. Patterns of activity during and after calving may be necessary for maintaining the social structure and discreteness of the population. Pipeline construction near calving and summering areas may threaten socialization, causing abandonment of traditional ranges, greater calf mortality, and reduction of the population. The cow-calf bond may be weakened if arrival on the calving ground is delayed, or the energy cost of travel is raised, due to the presence of barriers on the migration route. Calf survival would most likely decrease because bonding minimizes the possibility of permanent cow-calf separation during the critical time following birth.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6065358
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6065358
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the Northeastern Section, The Wildlife Society; ()
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Other Information: Abstract of item included in Wildlife management implications of petroleum exploration and development in wildland environments
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; DEER; BIOLOGICAL STRESS; POPULATION DYNAMICS; PIPELINES; CONSTRUCTION; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; EXPLORATION; MORTALITY; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; ANIMALS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MAMMALS; MINERAL RESOURCES; RESOURCES; RUMINANTS; VERTEBRATES 020900* -- Petroleum-- Environmental Aspects; 022000 -- Petroleum-- Transport, Handling, & Storage

Citation Formats

Miller, F.L. New era - are migratory barren-ground caribou and petroleum exploitation compatible. United States: N. p., 1974. Web.
Miller, F.L. New era - are migratory barren-ground caribou and petroleum exploitation compatible. United States.
Miller, F.L. Tue . "New era - are migratory barren-ground caribou and petroleum exploitation compatible". United States.
@article{osti_6065358,
title = {New era - are migratory barren-ground caribou and petroleum exploitation compatible},
author = {Miller, F.L.},
abstractNote = {Results of intensive studies indicate that the primary factor limiting growth of the Kaminuriak caribou population was a low rate of annual increment due to high losses of calves during the first month of life. The strong affinity of females for calving and postcalving areas increases the vulnerability of calves to human disturbance. Patterns of activity during and after calving may be necessary for maintaining the social structure and discreteness of the population. Pipeline construction near calving and summering areas may threaten socialization, causing abandonment of traditional ranges, greater calf mortality, and reduction of the population. The cow-calf bond may be weakened if arrival on the calving ground is delayed, or the energy cost of travel is raised, due to the presence of barriers on the migration route. Calf survival would most likely decrease because bonding minimizes the possibility of permanent cow-calf separation during the critical time following birth.},
doi = {},
journal = {Transactions of the Northeastern Section, The Wildlife Society; ()},
number = ,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {1974},
month = {1}
}