Proceedings PBSG 9th meeting Edmonton, Canada 1985

Table of contents

Contents Author(s) Page
Introductory remarks and organization of the meeting   5
Election of Meeting Chairman   5
Additional topics and adoption of agenda   5
Summaries of research and management by country:   6
- Canada  

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- Denmark   6
- Norway   6
- USA   7
- USSR   8
Management of polar bears in the Beaufort Sea   8
Deterrent research   9
Population differentiation based on non-metrical cranial traits   9
Reproductive ecology in female polar bears   9
Evaluating condition in polar bears and black bears   10
Population modelling   11
Radio tracking and satellite tracking   11
Remote sensing   12
Identification of international priorities in research and management of polar bears   12
Future objectives for the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group   12
Production and format of the published Minutes   13
Schedule of meetings of the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group   13
Election of a new Chairman   13
Action on resolutions and concerns in 1983   13
Appendices   15
1. IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, August 1985   15
2. Invited specialists   17
3. Polar bear management in Canada 1982-84 W. Calvert, I. Stirling, R.E. Schweinsburg, L.J. Lee, G.B. Kolenosky, M. Shoesmith, B. Smith, M. Crête and S. Luttich 19
4. Research on polar bears in Canada 1982-84  W. Calvert, I. Stirling, R.E. Schweinsburg, L.J. Lee, G.B. Kolenosky, M. Shoesmith, B. Smith, M. Crête and S. Luttich 35
5. Ecological energetics of the polar bear P.D. Watts 55
6. Research on polar bears in Norway 1978-85 T. Larsen, N.A. Øritsland and K.I. Ugland 61
7. Polar bear management in Norway 1981-85 R. Hansson 83
8. Research on polar bears in Alaska 1983-85 S.C. Amstrup 85
9. Summary of Alaskan polar bear native subsistence harvest 1980-85 S. Schliebe 117
10. Research and management of polar bear populations in the USSR 1981-85 S.M. Uspenski 133
11. Population differentiation of the polar bear based on non-metrical traits P. Henrichsen and T. Sjøvold 137
12. Status of polar bear population modelling M. Taylor 145
13. Resolutions   147