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Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou

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RT @AlbertaBiology: Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou: https://t.co/aakFqQPGup
RT @AlbertaBiology: Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou: https://t.co/aakFqQPGup
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RT @AlbertaBiology: Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou: https://t.co/aakFqQPGup
RT @AlbertaBiology: Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou: https://t.co/aakFqQPGup
RT @AlbertaBiology: Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou: https://t.co/aakFqQPGup
RT @AlbertaBiology: Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou: https://t.co/aakFqQPGup
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Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou: https://t.co/aakFqQPGup
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RT @adamthomasford: "Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou" Serrouya et al. https://t.co…
RT @adamthomasford: "Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou" Serrouya et al. https://t.co…
RT @adamthomasford: "Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou" Serrouya et al. https://t.co…
RT @adamthomasford: "Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou" Serrouya et al. https://t.co…
RT @adamthomasford: "Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou" Serrouya et al. https://t.co…
RT @adamthomasford: "Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou" Serrouya et al. https://t.co…
RT @adamthomasford: "Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou" Serrouya et al. https://t.co…
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RT @adamthomasford: "Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou" Serrouya et al. https://t.co…
RT @adamthomasford: "Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou" Serrouya et al. https://t.co…
RT @adamthomasford: "Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou" Serrouya et al. https://t.co…
"Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou" Serrouya et al. https://t.co/owtS0KGUME
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New conservation biology / wildlife preprint in @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/F6XEZe64M2 @pendergrasslib https://t.co/cPnBfZmdAG
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Experimental moose reduction lowers wolf density and stops decline of endangered caribou https://t.co/ao7uymmY2c
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Supplemental Information

Code for survival calculations

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3108v1/supp-3

Census and population estimates for all mammals

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3108v1/supp-5

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Robert Serrouya conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Bruce N McLellan conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Harry van Oort performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Garth Mowat performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Stan Boutin contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Captures adhered to BC Provincial Government and University of Alberta animal care protocols (permit # VI08-49757, and 690905, 2004-09D, 2005-19D).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The raw data and code have been provided as supplemental files.

Funding

Funding to RS was provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Alberta Ingenuity, and the Bill Shostak Wildlife Award. Funding for field components was provided by the Research Branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (Columbia Basin), Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, the Simpcw First Nations, Downie Timber, Louisiana Pacific, Bell Pole, and the Revelstoke Community Forests Corporation. Radio collars for moose survival estimation were provided by the Selkirk College Geospatial Research Centre. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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