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Nesting Habitat and Nest Failures of the Everglad Snail Kite on Kissimmee Lakes and Nesting, Recruiting and Foraging Ecology of the Florida Snail Kite in Lake Tohopekaliga

Duration

March 2008 - March 2013

Narrative

The Snail Kite is a federally endangered raptor whose population in Florida has recently undergone precipitous declines. The remaining population remains heavily dependent upon the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes (KCOL), a group of lakes in central-Florida that is subject to many anthropogenic influences, including water and vegetation management. It is therefore crucial to gain an understanding of how the habitat on these lakes influences kite reproduction as well as determining reasons for nesting failure and success.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 27

Presentations: 46

 

Personnel

  • Wiley KitchensPrincipal Investigator
  • Jean OlbertStudent
  • Kyle PiasStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission

Links

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