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dc.contributor.authorBischof, Richard
dc.contributor.authorBrøseth, Henrik
dc.contributor.authorGimenez, Olivier
dc.identifier.citationConservation Letters 2015nb_NO
dc.description.abstractPolitical borders dictate how biological diversity is monitored and managed, yet wild animals often move freely between jurisdictions. We quantified bias in brown bear (Ursus arctos) abundance estimates introduced when analytical methods ignore that the same individuals may be accounted for in more than one jurisdiction. A spatially explicit population model revealed that up to 49% of female bears detected in Norway via microsatellite analysis of scat and hair samples have their center of activity in neighboring countries (Finland, Russia, and Sweden). Not accounting for detections of “foreign residents” resulted in abundance estimates that were inflated by as much as 119%. Like man- agement and conservation, monitoring of transboundary wildlife populations should take place at ecologically relevant scales to avoid biased abundance es- timates and a false sense of control. When political realities isolate jurisdictions from their neighbors, spatially explicit analytical approaches can allow local or national programs a glimpse beyond their borders. Jurisdiction; large carnivore management; natural resource policy; noninvasive genetic monitoring; spatially explicit capture-recapture; transboundary wildlife.nb_NO
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dc.subjectlarge carnivore managementnb_NO
dc.subjectnatural resource policynb_NO
dc.subjectspatially explicit capture-recapturenb_NO
dc.subjecttransboundary wildlifenb_NO
dc.subjectnoninvasive genetic monitoringnb_NO
dc.titleWildlife in a Politically Divided World: Insularism Inflates Estimates of Brown Bear Abundancenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.typeJournal article
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Mathematics and natural science: 400::Zoology and botany: 480nb_NO
dc.source.journalConservation Lettersnb_NO
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 204202nb_NO

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