Toward the optimization of an Inuit non-invasive polar bear survey: completing the evaluation of non-invasively collected polar bear tissue (NGMP ID EC26)

The project methodology consisted of the following steps using fecal and hair samples collected by the Gjoa Haven Inuit Hunters from 2006-2011 from a broad area in M'Clintock Channel. 1) Complete the optimization of microsatellite genotyping of polar bear faecal samples to establish the identity of the bears, 2) Microsatellite genotype all fecal samples from all years, 3) Optimize genetic sexing of polar bear fecal sample, 4) Genetically sex all polar bear faecal samples, 5) Optimize genetic identification of food types from Polar bear feces, 6) Genetically identify food types of sampled polar bears, 7) Optimize the stable isotope analysis of non-invasively sampled polar bear hairs, 8) Collect stable isotope data from non-invasively sampled polar bear hairs and faecal matter, 9) Analyze findings and complete the evaluation of non-invasive tissue collected by Inuit ground-based activity survey, and 10) Communicate findings to community and other sponsors.

Metadata Access
Creator De Groot, Peter
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2017
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact ngmp-psgn(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Economics
Spatial Coverage (-100.560W, 68.630S, -95.860E, 71.580N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2011-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-12-31T00:00:00Z