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The Isle of Rum is a small island in the Inner Hebrides, to the south of the Isle of Skye. Red deer research has been conducted on the island since 1953, and since 1972 an individual-based study of deer has been conducted in the ‘North Block’ or Kilmory area in the North of Rum. Continuing collection of information on the red deer on Rum over a long period of time has allowed research into important topics, such as ageing, long-term population trends, and the inheritance of individual characteristics that can rarely be explored in detail in natural settings. The Kilmory red deer research project now represents one of the longest and most complete scientific studies of a population of vertebrates in the world, and has been the subject of over a hundred scientific papers and several books. The study has produced groundbreaking research in behavioural ecology, population ecology, and evolutionary biology and is widely cited in biological text books. ... [Information of the supplier]
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