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Habitat and Avian Communities as Indicators of Environmental Changes in the Boreal Forest of Interior Alaska


June 2010 - May 2011


Provide a local scale assessment of climate-induced change in an area that is poorly understood: the interior Alaska boreal forest ecosystem.

Research Products and Activities


  • Tauzer, L. and A. Powell. 2012. Ecosystem shift in an Alaskan boreal forest: is there evidence of change in avian communities? Poster, 5th North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Tauzer, L., A. N. Powell, and S. Sharbaugh. 2012. Ecosystem shift in an Alaskan boreal forest: evidence that succession drives avian population change. 23 October. 15th Annual Alaska Bird Conference, Anchorage, AK.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 8

Scientific Publications: 23

Presentations: 43



Funding Agencies

  • NASA


Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Florida
  5. Wildlife Management Institute