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Wildlife Studies

Throughout our history, Azimuth's terrestrial biologists have conducted a range wildlife studies including:


Impact of high density deer populations on the integrity of forest ecosystems including impacts on species of conservation concern;

Population ecology of White-tailed Deer;

Spatial behavior of White-tailed Deer with emphasis on seasonal migration (i.e. deer yarding behavior);

Spatial behavior of rabies vectors including Red Fox, Striped Skunk, Raccoon;

Spatial behavior of Black Bears and Coyotes with emphasis on dispersal;

Population ecology of Raccoon with respect to the control of rabies;

Assessment of forage supplies for Moose and White-tailed Deer including development of inventory methods; and

Behavioural studies of White-tailed Deer, Moose, Mountain Goat, Red Fox, Coyote, Striped Skunk, and Raccoon


Forest bird population census;

Territory mapping and behavioural studies of Ovenbird;

Spatial behaviour and flight path; assessment of gulls; and

Shorebird nesting studies including assessment of nesting success;


Delineation of significant habitat of the endangered Spotted Turtle;

Functional assessment of critical habitat components of Eastern Hog-nosed Snake; and

Spatial and foraging behaviour of Desert Tortoise;

Our staff are proficient in the use of various habitat assessment and animal capture and marking techniques.  Staff has extensive knowledge regarding the application of radio-telemetry techniques to assess movements and habitat use.  These techniques have proven useful in the study of species at risk leading to delineation of significant habitat.