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"Long-term studies of elk, deer, and cattle - examining the effects of ungulates on ecosystems"
 

 

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Research Focus

 

The Starkey project studies were designed with four primary objectives in mind.   These objectives and the questions posed to answer them are shown below:

The Objective The Question
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Breeding Bull Efficiency Does the breeding efficiency of male elk vary as a function of age?
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Effects of Roads and Traffic Do varying levels of vehicular traffic impact the movement, distribution, and habitat use of elk, deer, and cattle?
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Equivalency of Animal Units Are there spatial and temporal variations in the use of available habitat by elk, deer and cattle?
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Intensive Forest Management Does intensive forest management and the resulting changes in vegetation and cover impact the movement, distribution, and habitat use of elk, deer, and cattle?
 

 

 

 

 

 

"Long-term studies of elk, deer, and cattle in managed forests."
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