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Readings that discuss caribou population cycles and factors contributing to caribou declines

  • Bergerud, A. T., Luttich, S. N., & Camps, L. (2008). The return of caribou to Ungava. Montreal, QC. McGill-Queen’s University Press

  • Bergerud, A. T. (1974). Decline of caribou in North America following settlement. Journal of Wildlife Management, 38(4), 757–770

  • Champagne, E., Tremblay, J. P., & Côté, S. D. (2012). Tolerance of an expanding subarctic shrub, Betula glandulosa, to simulated caribou browsing. PloS One, 7(12), 1–7

  • Couturier, Serge; Jean, D., Otto, R., & Rivard, S. (2004). Demography of the migratory tundra caribou (Rangifer tarandus) of the Nord-du-Québec region and Labrador. Quebec, QC.

  • Couturier, Serge, Otto, R., Luther, G., & Mahoney, S. P. (2010). Body size variations in caribou ecotypes and relationships with demography. Journal of Wildlife Management, 74(3), 395–404

  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. (2016). Summer census shows George River Caribou Herd at critically low level

  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. (2018). George River Caribou Herd in critical state as unprecedented population decline continues

  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. (2020). Increase in George River Caribou Herd census offers cautious optimism

  • Gunn, A. (2003). Voles, lemmings and caribou - population cycles revisited? Rangifer, 23(5), 105

  • Gunn, A., Russell, D., & Eamer, J. (2010). Northern caribou population trends in Canada (Issue 10). Winnipeg, MB.

  • Gunn, A., Russell, D., White, R. G., & Kofinas, G. (2009). Facing a future of change: Wild migratory caribou and reindeer. Arctic, 62(3), iii–vi

  • Le Corre, M., Dussault, C., & Côté, D. (2017). Weather conditions and variation in timing of spring and fall migrations of migratory caribou. Journal of Mammalogy, 98(1), 260–271

  • Mallory, C. D., & Boyce, M. S. (2017). Observed and predicted effects of climate change on Arctic caribou and reindeer. Environmental Reviews, 26, 13–25

  • Messier, F., Huot, J., Le Henaff, D., & Luttich, S. (1988). Demography of the George River caribou herd: Evidence of population regulation by forage exploitation and range expansion. Arctic, 41(4), 279–287

  • Parlee, B., & Caine, K. (2018). When the caribou do not come: Indigenous knowledge and adaptive management in the Western Arctic. Vancouver, BC. UBC Press

  • Parlee, B., Sandlos, J., & Natcher, D. C. (2018). Undermining subsistence: Barren-ground caribou in a “tragedy of open access.” Science Advances, 4(2), 1–14

  • Russell, D. E., Gunn, A., & White, R. G. (2015). CircumArctic collaboration to monitor caribou and wild reindeer. Arctic, 68(1), 6–10

  • Simard, A., Kutz, S., Ducrocq, J., Beckmen, K., Brodeur, V., Campbell, M., Croft, B., Cuyler, C., Davison, T., Elkin, B., Giroux, T., Kelly, A., Russell, D., Taillon, J., Veitch, A., & Côté, S. D. (2016). Variation in the intensity and prevalence of macroparasites in migratory caribou: A quasi-circumpolar study. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 94(9), 607–617

  • Ungava Peninsula Caribou Aboriginal Round Table. (2017). A long time ago in the future: Caribou and the people of Ungava. Montreal, QC, Canada

  • Vors, L. S., & Boyce, M. S. (2009). Global declines of caribou and reindeer. Global Change Biology, 15(11), 2626–2633