Eleanor Stern

McGill University
M.Sc. candidate

Supervisor: Murray Humphries
Jeffrey Cardille
Start: 2020-09-01
End: 2022-08-31

Project

The impacts of an Adapted Forestry Regime on moose habitat use assessed with local knowledge, GPS collars, and mixed-source modelling
I am studying how the Adapted Forestry Regime in the James Bay area is impacting moose nearly 20 years after it was implemented, using the knowledge of the people most impacted. I aim to generate habitat models including HSIs/RSFs, SDMs/occupancy models, and Bayesian networks that utilizes both Cree knowledge and GPS collar locations to relate moose habitat use to forestry practice in a changing forestry regime, and test how different models succeed at integrating local knowledge with empirical data

Keywords

moose, indigenous knowledge, local knowledge, wildlife, habitat analysis