Bear Research

Grizzly Bear


The Bear: Culture, Nature, Heritage. 2019. Nevin et al. Boydell and Brewer Perss. Link  Includes:

  • The Spirit Bear. Charles.
  • Chemical Signalling in Brown Bears. Clapham et al.
  • Reducing Uncertainty in [Grizzly] Bear Management. Elmeligi et al.
  • Citizen Science and Bears. Elmeligi et al.

 Animal learning may contribute to both problems and solutions for [grizzly bear] wildlife–train collisions. 2019. Cassady St Clair et al. Philosoph Trans Royal Society – Biol Sci. Link

A tale of four bears: Environmental signal on the phylogeographical patterns within the extant Ursus species. 2020. Luna-Arangure ey al. J Biogeog. Link

Carnivores [grizzly bear] and Communities: A Case Study of Human-Carnivore Conflict Mitigation in Southwestern Alberta. 2020. Morehouse et al. Frontiers in Ecol and Evol. Link

Problem Perspectives and Grizzly Bears: A Case Study of Alberta’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Policy. 2020. Hughes et al. Frontiers Ecol Evol. 8(38). Link

Progress Report on Steps Taken for Protection of Critical Habitat for Species at Risk in Canada (April 2019 to September 2019). 2020. Environ and Climate Change Canada,.SARS Act Critical Habitat Report Series. Link

Using bear rub data and spatial capture-recapture models to estimate trend in a brown bear population. 2019. Kendall et al. Sci Rpts.  Link

Using spatially‐explicit capture–recapture models to explain variation in seasonal density patterns of sympatric ursids.  2019. Stetz et al. Ecography. Link

Caribou and Grizzly Bears Response to Pine Forests Killed by Mountain Pine Beetle.  2019. Larson. fRI Research, QuickNote. Link

How to Collect Grizzly Bear Scat. 2019. Anon. fRI Research, Collection Protocol. Link  and Link

Grizzly Bear Occurrence Summary 2017: Bear Mgmt Area 5 [southwest Alberta]. 2019 update. Anon. Alberta Environ and Parks. Link

Periodic Status Review for the Grizzly Bear in Washington. 2019. Lewis. Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife. Link

Ecological plasticity of denning chronology by American black bears and brown bears. 2019. Fowler et al. Global Ecol and Conserv. Link

Maintaining accurate, current, rural road network data: An extraction and updating routine using RapidEye, participatory GIS and deep learning.  2020. Kearney et al. Internat J App Earth Observ and Geoinfo 87. OTHER KEYWDS: grizzly bear Link 

Effects of roads and motorized human access on grizzly bear populations in BC and Alberta, Canada. 2020. Proctor et al. Ursus. Link 

The influence of sulfur and hair growth on stable isotope diet estimates for grizzly bears. 2017. Mowat et al. PLoS ONE. Link

Trade-offs and efficiencies in optimal budget-constrained multispecies corridor networks. 2017. Dilkina et al. Conserv Biol. OTHER KEYWDS: grizzly bear, wolverine. Link

Forbidden fruit: human settlement and abundant fruit create an ecological trap for an apex omnivore [grizzly bear]. 2017. Lamb et al. J Animal Ecol. Link

Consequences of brown bear viewing tourism: A review. 2017. Penteriani et al. Biol Conserv. Link

Grizzly Bear Carrying Capacity in the North Cascades Ecosystem. 2016. Lyons et al. Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission.  Link

Sustainability of the grizzly bear hunt in BC, Canada. 2017. Mclellan et al. J Wildlife Mgmt. Link

Complementary food resources of carnivory and frugivory affect local abundance of an omnivorous carnivore [grizzly bear]. 2017. Nielsen et al. Oikos. Link

Diverse foraging opportunities drive the functional response of local and landscape-scale [grizzly] bear predation on Pacific salmon. 2017 Quinn et al. Oecologia. Link

Life in the fat lane: seasonal regulation of insulin sensitivity, food intake, and adipose biology in brown bears. 2017. Rigano et al. J Compar Physiol B. Link

Characterizing a Decade of Disturbance Events Using Landsat and MODIS Satellite Imagery in Western Alberta, Canada for Grizzly Bear Management. 2014. White, C. et al. Cdn J of Remote Sensing 40(5): 336-347. Link.

Comparison of Landsat multispectral and IRS panchromatic imagery for landscape pattern analysis of grizzly bear habitat in agricultural areas of western Alberta. 2013. Wang, K. et al. Cdn J of Remote Sensing 36(1): 36-47. Link.

Genetic connectivity for two bear species at wildlife crossing structures in Banff National Park. 2014. Sawaya, M. et al. PRS-B 281(1780). Link.

Grizzly Bears Use Large Cutblocks in Central BC: Implications for Natural Disturbance-Based Forest Harvesting and Salvage Logging. 2015. Ciarniello, L. et al. Cdn Wildlife Biol and Mgmt 4(1): 40-54. Link.

In the trap: detectability of fixed hair trap DNA methods in grizzly bear population monitoring. 2015. Rovang, S. et al. Wildlife Biol 21(2): 68-79. Link.

Stable isotopes reveal rail-associated behavior in a threatened carnivore. 2014. Hopkins, J. et al. Isotopes in Environ and Health Studies 50(3): 332-331. Link.

Wildlife [grizzly bear] habitat selection on landscapes with industrial disturbance. 2016. Cristescu et al. Environ Conserv. Link

Movements and occupied range. 2017. Bjornlie and Haroldson. IN: Yellowstone grizzly bears: Ecology and conservation of an icon of wilderness: 63-74. Link and PDF

Evaluation of intercept feeding to reduce livestock depredation by grizzly bears. 2017. Morehouse and Boyce. Ursus. Link

Caching behaviour by red squirrels may contribute to food conditioning of grizzly bears. 2017. Put et al. Nature Conserv. Link

Systemic effects of a high saturated fat diet in grizzly bears (Ursus arctoshorribilis). 2017. Rivet et al. Cdn J Zoology. Link

Generalized spatial mark–resight models with an application to grizzly bears. 2017. Whittington et al. J Applied Ecol. Link

Grizzly Bear Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Cascadia Partner Forum Decision Support Framework. 2017. Lyons et al. Cascadian Partner Forum, Final Rpt. PDF

Functional macronutritional generalism in a large omnivore, the brown bear. 2018. Coogan et al. Ecol and Evol. Link

Grizzly bear conservation in Alberta: 2013 management activities and recovery implementation. 2014. Anon. AB Govt. PDF

Effect of active cooling and a-2 androceptor antagonismon core temperature in anesthetized brown bears. 2015. Ozeki et al. J Zoo Wildlife Med. Link

Troublemaking carnivores: conflicts with humans in a diverse assemblage of large carnivores [wolf, cougar, black bear, grizzly bear]. 2017. Morehouse and Boyce. Ecol and Society. Link

Railways offer grain on a silver platter to wildlife, but at what cost? 2017. Popp. Animal Conserv. OTHER KEYWDS: grizzly bear. Link

Gaining momentum on awareness of the ecological effects of railways. 2017. St Clair et al. Animal Conserv. OTHER KEYWDS: grizzly bear. Link

Food waste is still an underappreciated threat to wildlife. 2017. Newsome and van Eeden. Animal Conserv. OTHER KEYWDS: grizzly bear. Link

Grain spilled from moving trains create a substantial wildlife attractant in protected areas. 2017. Gangadharan et al. Animal Conserv. OTHER KEYWDS: grizzly bear. Link

Caching behaviour by red squirrels may contribute to food conditioning of grizzly bears. 2017. Put et al. Nature Conserv. OTHER KEYWDS: railway grain spills.  Link

Density-dependent signaling: An alternative hypothesis on the function of chemical signaling in a non-territorial solitary carnivore [grizzly bear]. 2017.Lamb et al. PLos ONE. Link

Comparison of methanol and isopropanol as wash solvents for determination of hair cortisol concentration in grizzly bears and polar bears. 2017. Kroshko et al. MethodsX. Link

Adventure Tourism in Alaska.  2020. Huddart and Stott. IN: Adventure Tourism. OTHER KEYWDS: listed spp, Dall sheep, grizzly bear, etc. Link

Black Bear

Quantifying associations of large vertebrates with salmon in riparian areas of BC streams by means of camera-traps, bait stations, and hair samples. 2013. Shardlow, T. and  K. Hyatt. Ecol Indicators 27: 97-107.  OTHER KEYWDS: black bear, other mammals, birds   Link

Fine-scale spatiotemporal influences of salmon on growth and nitrogen signatures of Sitka spruce tree rings. 2013. Reimchen, T. and C. Fox. BMC Ecol 13: 38. OTHER KEYWDS: black bear Link

Cardiovascular function in large to small hibernators: bears to ground squirrels. 2014. Nelson, L. and C. Robins. J of Compar Physiol B 185(3): 265-279. Link

Thermoregulation and energetics in hibernating black bears: metabolic rate and the mystery of multi-day body temperature cycles. 2015. Tøien, Ø. et al. J of Compar Physiol 185(4): 447-461. Link

Novel species interactions: American black bears respond to Pacific herring spawn. 2015. Fox, C. et al. BMC Ecol 15(14). Link


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