New Approaches to Describe and Measure Wildlife Health in Ontario

dc.contributor.advisorParmley, Jane
dc.contributor.authorBayley, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-06T17:52:42Z
dc.date.available2023-01-06T17:52:42Z
dc.date.copyright2023-01
dc.date.created2022-12-16
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Population Medicineen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmePopulation Medicineen_US
dc.description.abstractAs emerging issues such as climate change and human population growth result in new health threats, it is important we learn how to build healthy, more resilient communities. To achieve this goal, a better understanding of the connections between wildlife and human health is needed. The objective of this project was to develop indicators capable of describing how wildlife health varies across Ontario. Data sources were identified, and indicators developed for 9 wildlife species. Developed indicators included the coefficient of variation and slope of the number of harvests per active hunter, the number of wildlife observations/100,00 people, and the percentage of dead or diseased wildlife observations. These indicators were summarized to generate species-specific and multi-species composite health scores, which were then mapped by wildlife management unit. These results provide a basis for future research to explore shared health determinants and to help target areas in need of better wildlife management.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/27381
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen
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dc.subjectOntarioen_US
dc.subjecthealth indicatorsen_US
dc.subjectwildlifeen_US
dc.subjectwildlife healthen_US
dc.subjectone healthen_US
dc.subjectdeterminants of healthen_US
dc.subjectresilienceen_US
dc.titleNew Approaches to Describe and Measure Wildlife Health in Ontarioen_US
dc.typeThesisen

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