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Table 3 Land cover selection rankings for modeled WAH caribou distributions

From: Using seasonal landscape models to predict space use and migratory patterns of an arctic ungulate

Landcover Type Available Area Spring Use Spring Mean Use Spring Selection Spring Mean Selection Fall Use Fall Mean Use Fall Selection Fall Mean Selection
Dwarf Shrub 304,000 34,172 20,801 1.00 1.00 35,719 14,808 0.89 0.89
Herbaceous (Mesic) 276,234 32,774 19,888 1.05 1.05 17,377 6460 0.48 0.42
Tussock Tundra 126,671 25,711 14,883 1.80 1.69 48,779 20,615 2.92 2.93
Spruce Forest 87,892 2358 1863 0.24 0.32 5403 2582 0.47 0.51
Tall Shrub 21,372 2940 2052 1.22 1.46 5173 2452 1.84 2.12
Freshwater or Saltwater 19,411 1018 617 0.46 0.45 1228 701 0.48 0.68
Mixed Forest 18,670 132 127 0.06 0.10 332 203 0.14 0.18
Lichen 11,674 1072 681 0.81 0.85 1284 520 0.84 0.86
Deciduous Forest 11,452 257 197 0.20 0.27 337 211 0.22 0.34
Sparse Vegetation 9462 556 278 0.52 0.42 698 354 0.56 0.68
Fire Scar 8354 380 296 0.40 0.55 1716 730 1.56 1.38
Bareground 3417 106 72 0.27 0.29 315 92 0.70 0.48
Ice-Snow 433 5 3 0.11 0.11 10 3 0.18 0.12
Urban, Agriculture, Road 62 0 0 0.07 0.01 2 0 0.19 0.08
  1. Habitat selections are percent of each land cover type [58] predicted to be used by caribou, divided by the percent area of each land cover type available in the study area. Selected values greater than 1.0 indicate selection for a particular land cover type. Data are for the pooled spring and fall models, and means of individual annual spring and annual fall models during 2010–2017. Available and predicted use areas are in km2