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Monitoring of shy and elusive animals, such as the brown bear, is notoriously challenging. In Norway, however, this species is regulary monitored using noninvasive genetic sampling of e.g. their droppings. The DNA contained in the feces - and other samples - is used to identify the number of individuals each year in the country. In this webinar, I will explain the method, show you how valuable this method is to estimate the number of bears in a country, and present to you how bear numbers are changing.

Presenter: Alexander Kopatz