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Demographic, Movement, and Habitat of the Endangered Snail Kite in Response to Operational Plans in Water Conservation Area 3A


March 2010 - April 2011


The objective of this research is to monitor the birds' response to environmental changes (anthropogenic and natural) focusing on the most critical demographic parameters: survival, reproduction, recruitment, and population growth rate.


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: 24

Presentations: 44



  • Wiley KitchensPrincipal Investigator
  • Brian ReichertStudent
  • Chris CattauStudent
  • Kyle PiasStudent
  • Jean OlbertStudent

Funding Agencies

  • US Army Corps of Engineers


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