Linking metapopulation structure to elk population management in Idaho: a genetic approach [PDF] JL Aycrigg, EO Garton - Journal of Mammalogy, 2014

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... The elk populations we sampled could be part of a geographically larger patchy metapopulation potentially stretching from Yellowstone National Park through Idaho into western Canada... Subtle differences in the distribution of genetic variation were observed in 2 of the 9 elk management zones within 2 different regions of the state. Our findings indicate management of Idaho elk populations and dispersal are maintaining sufficient gene flow....

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