Document


Title

Initial response of moose, Alces alces, to a wildfire in interior Alaska
Document Type: Journal
Author(s): William C. Gasaway ; Stephen D. Dubois
Publication Year: 1985

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Alces alces
  • moose
  • wildfire
Region(s):
Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: December 3, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 4104

Description

The initial response of seven radio-collared Moose (Alces alces) to wildfire was investigated to determine if Moose were displaced from the burned portion of their home ranges. Home ranges of these Moose overlapped a 500-km2 fire that burned from 3 May-20 June 1980 in interior Alaska. By comparing relocations and home ranges of animals from May-August of the two years preceeding the fire to data in the year of the fire, we concluded radio-collared Moose were not displaced. Moose selected primarily unburned sites within the perimeter of the fire.

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Citation:
Gasaway, William C.; Dubois, Stephen D. 1985. Initial response of moose, Alces alces, to a wildfire in interior Alaska. The Canadian Field-Naturalist 99(2):135-140.