Gaspé shrew (Sorex gaspensis) COSEWIC assessment and status report: chapter 12
Acknowledgements and Authorities Contacted
We thank the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada for funding the preparation of this report. Numerous persons helped us with records and information on the shrew species, among them Daniel Banville (Ministère des Ressources naturelles, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec, Faune Québec), Sean Blaney (Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre), Sherman Boates (Wildlife Division, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources), Mark Elderkin (Wildlife Division, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources), Graham Forbes (Biology Department, University of New Brunswick), Stefen Gerriets (Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre), Jacques Jutras (Ministère des Ressources naturelles, de la Faune et des Parcs), Louis Mathieu (Ministère des Ressources naturelles, de la Faune et des Parcs, Direction du développement de la faune), Sylvain Paradis (Parks Canada Agency), Judith Rhymer (Department of Wildlife and Ecology, University of Maine), Dwayne Sabine (Department of Natural Resources, New Brunswick), Don Stewart (Biology Department, Acadia University) and Maureen Toner (Department of Natural Resources, New Brunswick). We are particularly grateful to Mark Elderkin for help with reprints, to Jacques Jutras and Sylvain Paradis for recent information from Quebec, to Judith Rhymer and Don Stewart for discussions about the genetics of S. gaspensis and S. dispar, to Genevieve Kirk for help with translations and to Fred Scott for discussions about the natural history of these species as well as valuable comments on an earlier draft of this status report. Finally, we thank Cecilia Lougheed for her great effort in helping with the distribution maps and calculations for area of occupancy and extent of occurrence.
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