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Prediction failure of a wolf landscape model

Wildlife Society Bulletin

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DOI: 10.2193/0091-7648(2006)34[874:PFOAWL]2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

I compared 101 wolf (Canis lupus) pack territories formed in Wisconsin during 1993-2004 to the logistic regression predictive model of Mladenoff et al. (1995, 1997, 1999). Of these, 60% were located in putative habitat suitabilities <50%, including 22% in suitabilities of 0-9%. About a third of the area with putative suitabilities >50% remained unoccupied by known packs after 24 years of recolonization. This model was a poor predictor of wolf re-colonizing locations in Wisconsin, apparently because it failed to consider the adaptability of wolves. Such models should be used cautiously in wolf-management or restoration plans.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Prediction failure of a wolf landscape model
Series title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
DOI:
10.2193/0091-7648(2006)34[874:PFOAWL]2.0.CO;2
Volume
34
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
First page:
874
Last page:
877