Paul M. Lukacs
University of Montana
Publications 83
#1Robert C. Lonsinger (South Dakota State University)H-Index: 5
#2Paul M. Lukacs (UM: University of Montana)H-Index: 18
Last.Lisette P. Waits (UIdaho: University of Idaho)H-Index: 53
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Abundance estimators are often evaluated with simulations, or by comparing estimates to populations of known size. Advances in noninvasive genetic sampling have fueled an increase in the use of noninvasive genetic sampling-based capture–recapture. However, when working with free-ranging populations of unknown size, managers often lack data necessary to select the appropriate estimator. This leads to uncertainty regarding how choice of estimator or sampling design influence estimates, and manager...
#1Robert Lonsinger (South Dakota State University)H-Index: 1
#2Paul M. Lukacs (UM: University of Montana)H-Index: 18
Last.Lisette P. Waits (UIdaho: University of Idaho)H-Index: 53
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Kit fox ( Vulpes macrotis Merriam, 1888) populations in the Great Basin Desert have declined and are of increasing concern for managers. Increasing coyote ( Canis latrans Say, 1823) abundance and subsequent intraguild interactions may be one cause for this decline. Concurrent monitoring of carnivores is challenging and therefore rarely conducted. One possible solution for monitoring elusive carnivores is using noninvasive genetic sampling. We used noninvasive genetic sampling to collect fecal DN...
#1Anna K. Moeller (UM: University of Montana)H-Index: 2
#2Paul M. Lukacs (UM: University of Montana)H-Index: 18
Last.Jon S. Horne (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)H-Index: 1
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Last.Paul M. Lukacs (UM: University of Montana)H-Index: 18
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Abstract We studied long-term trends in catches per unit effort (CPUE; fish h-1) of four sport fish taxa in the Flathead River, Montana, following changes in hydroelectric operations at the Slis Ksanka Qisp Project (SKQP; formerly Kerr Dam). Prior to 1997 SKQP operations caused frequent, unnatural flow fluctuations. In 1997 the dam was changed from a power-peaking and load-following facility to a base-load facility. The new operations included seasonal minimum flows and ramping rates that greatl...