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Effektivisering av urvalsprocesser vid analysering av björnspillning: Ett förslag till den svenska förvaltningen av brunbjörn Ursus arctos
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim with this report is to formulate a strategic method to optimize selection processes of DNA-samples from a faeces inventory to identify as many individuals in as few analyzes as possible, and by that keep down the costs of brown bear management. Brown bear management in Sweden founds today on results from faeces inventory and is substantially led by the county administration boards. Data from the years of 2004 and 2009´s inventories in Västerbotten was used to test and evaluate different methods in selection processes of which faeces that should be sampled. Comparison were made between making selection by chance, by spatial distribution and by calculating variations in logistic regressions coefficient b, in other words bear density and probability in finding same individual in several faeces. We can show making selection by chance is the most uncertain method. Making selection by spatial distribution, without take in account variations in b, provides the highest number of identified individuals at a low labour and thus a low cost. Therefor we strongly recommend future brown bear management to, if not possible to sample all faces in a dataset, make selection by spatial distribution to minimize the risk of sampling the same bear several times.

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2015. , 18 p.
Keyword [en]
Bear monitoring in Scandinavia, DNA sampling, optimize wildlife managment, logistic regression, weighted average
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103582OAI: diva2:813224
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Länsstyrelsen Västerbotten
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Bachelor of Science in Biology and Earthscience
Available from: 2015-05-22 Created: 2015-05-21 Last updated: 2015-05-22Bibliographically approved

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