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- Morphogenetic Characteristics of Large Carnivores from Canada, and the Implications for Conservation
Morphogenetic Characteristics of Large Carnivores from Canada, and the Implications for Conservation
This work analyzes morphogenetic variations in populations of Canada lynx, wolf, brown bear and polar bear. Clear definition of the morphometric and genetic characteristics of different populations will help elucidate their mechanisms of adaptation and evolution. The research will also help to identify evolutionary significant units, and ultimately to better understand the ecology of these species.
Principal investigator: Kamal Khidas.
Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada
Canadian Society of Zoologists, The Ecology, Ethology and Evolution (EEE) section
The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)
The University of Ottawa, Faculties of Education and Sciences
The Centre of Geographic Sciences, Nova Scotia
The New Brunswick Museum
COSEWIC, Marine and Terrestrial Mammals
In the Museum's Blog
In Search of the Elusive Canada Lynx
On the go for 3000 km! Follow the summer biology research trip of one of the museum's curators. Continue reading
Hybridization in the Living World
What happens when representatives of two species mate and produce a hybrid? Do the consequences threaten the parent species? Mammalogist Kamal Khidas enlightens us on this issue, as he did during the second NatureTalks presentation.