Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: New Mexico
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

New Mexico Project


Population trajectories and extinction probabilities for populations of large ungulates

September 2015 - December 2018


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service

Understanding the importance of life history parameters is vital to managing wildlife populations. We will evaluate the minimum population size at which a populations are unlikely to go extinct and the population persistence times of various ungulate species across the Southwest in relation to variation in observed demographic rates. The intent is to generate population models using a suite of observed demographic parameters (and their variability), thereby assisting in management of multiple ungulate species across the southwestern United States.

Research Publications Publication Date
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, G. Harris, and T.T. Turnbull. 2015. Effects of climate change on long-term population growth of pronghorn in an arid environment. Ecosphere 6: art 189. | Download 2015-10-31
Technical Publications Publication Date
Gedir, J.V., and J.W. Cain III. 2017. Population trajectories and extinction probabilities for populations of large ungulates. Annual Report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2017-12-31