Faculty Publications

Title

Genetics and the conservation of mountain sheep ovis canadensis nelsoni

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Biological Conservation

Volume

37

Issue

2

First Page

179

Last Page

190

Abstract

Recent hypotheses have proposed that mountain sheep were suffering from inbreeding depression. Here we present an alternative hypothesis. We have examined sheep migration abilities, the distances required for migration, and sheep mating patterns to challenge the inbreeding hypothesis and conclude that the sound application of more traditional wildlife management techniques will likely preclude short- and long-term genetic problems. © 1986.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1986

DOI of published version

10.1016/0006-3207(86)90090-X

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