Edyta examined the movements of individual rams within several herds of BC bighorn sheep. Working with massive data sets collected through satellite collars, she focused on the long-distance forays conducted by rams, and also the general distribution of the herds through time and space. She assessed the likelihood of these wild sheep contacting domestic sheep, by asking when, where and how the rams conducted movements out of the normal home ranges of their respective herds.
Our partners on this project included Chilcotin Holidays and the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD). Gerad Hales with FLNRORD provided substantial expertise, input and help with the project. Dr. David Hill in the Department of Geography was co-supervisor on Edyta’s thesis.