Sable Population Modeling
The next step in getting a better idea of the sustainability of the SPA metapopulation and its target population size, is with population modeling. The Sable will be used as the test species and we are partnering with Phil Miller of CPSG to combine information from the genomic testing and SPA demographic information. In order to collect the necessary demographic information about our participants' herds, we will be asking Sable holders to fill out a detailed survey about their herd and its history. The combination of genomic and demographic data will give SPA a more accurate target metapopulation size.