A Synthesis and Interpretation of the Biology of Woodland Caribou on the Island of Newfoundland

Shane P. Mahoney

By studying the past and present for Newfoundland caribou herds, this work strives to represent the various caribou populations as living entities engaged in an unending organic engagement with the landscapes, weather and people of Newfoundland. Uniquely, it attends to these relationships with the full expectation that the herds are also engaged in an unending pursuit of one another, operating as one giant organism that periodically divides and fuses its component parts, retreating during times of resource scarcity and high mortality, and expanding as conditions and opportunities improve.