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% MaR' of the repl.is to i question about required $7oilitis incuded tpletely equi pe analytical and phi;ological laboratories, or at leaas laboratories wi.th standard equip menr as well as reafri gato r evens, conft-at ten peratire roomst colorifltsot s War urg macbines and desk calculators- Sevral thought that an TBM automatic calulator and a aorter aere aecessacy WeIi-'qi4pped tield stations wera considered essenttal also together wiith petni to hold 'aptive animalvso 6o All of the replies favou7ed one or wore technitians x assist professional star> Laboratcry t;e hicianse labourers, animal keepers clerks and students were sug- gested as asastaats, 7-, Professional statff from 18 disciplines were proposed in answer to question seven, Must favcvred were bologists. animal ecologists, pathologists. statisticians and phy* siologists0 Other spec'.ialists such as etholgsts, nu- tritionalists and plant colcgists were sugrgestod, A few believed that all of tb Apecialists iadicated in the questionaimire were nLedet, but others saggested that it was more importan-t f lst to got a good anmal popum lattons man aad then add those'addltional speciallsts as needed, A atmber iradicated that montracts to university scntists could be given to bring i disciplines niot represented on the central resear-ch teaaa 8 Most of those expressing an opinion on. the frequencyw which associated 3cientiits should meetp believed that auch meetings should be aOld at leas t once a yearz or whenever necessary0 9, Cost estimates varied Widlyl as thiy reriectie-d the" opinions of individuals iho dI'ffered in tzheir concepts of the size, of tha resea rc'h group and of the faciities necessary for the studiei. 10, All who considered the establishment of an Advisory board to direct the overall progran agreed to its5 valueo Soie thought it would be vuseftl but other's oonsidered it essential, One suggestion was that the exiting A oc iate Coaxmittee on Wildlife of the Nationsl ReLcear6-ch Couril could art as an advisory boardo Aco4ther proposal was that the board abould coasist of not Mors than aix persons selected rxm anong univeruity, federal and provinciaI research rsonnel,
The,1j questionnaire replies indieat that a compre- hsieStudy of adelpopuation -lu c tionvrs shouQld bez udertaken and shottld receive broad supeuvis assitance froa an advisoy boardi An individual outstanding in the field of popflatioa tluctuations ghould be askeod to head the study andl to build a team ot speelalists of 'the viariouw disr iplinem necessary, (ontracts for cortaLn phses ol tn study' which ca-n only be carrld c out by other specialists not on the tean coul be granted to university itaffr across Can3da or to other co-operatJng f.ederal or proviatial agencies. The studyj, .n shotwill r:qvtr outstandin. men adequat finances, and not loss than 10-15 years tor its accesaftu prosecution