Distribution & Habitat Use

Wildlife Distribution & Habitat

ABR scientists have expertise in collecting, managing, mapping, and analyzing animal location data from aerial or boat-based surveys, ground surveys, or telemetry data. Our skills include advanced geo-spatial data management, remote sensing of landscape attributes, GIS analysis and mapping, spatial analysis, and vegetation and habitat interpretation. Our studies have assessed habitat use, seasonal range use, movement rates, and potential effects of a variety of potential anthropogenic disturbances. Our analyses have resulted in multiple peer-reviewed publications on topics such as:

  • summer habitat selection by the Teshekpuk Caribou Herd
  • assessing the change in calculated animal movement rates due to frequency differences among telemetry locations
  • herd movements and seasonal range use for the Teshekpuk Caribou Herd
  • using telemetry locations and subsistence hunting maps to assess the harvest of Caribou by herd
  • using GIS to create animations of animal telemetry locations
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