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Uncertainty and the Entanglement of Habitat Loss and Fragmentation Effects in the Management of Northern Bobwhites and Eastern Meadowlarks


August 2015 - February 2016


This project evaluates threats to important grassland bird habitats of the Gulf Coast Prairie resulting through oil and gas development, changes in land ownership patterns, and invasive species. We will build models that project results of these drivers under future economic scenarios and that predict the consequences of management alternatives intended to ameliorate these drivers. We will also identify the drivers of habitat fragmentation so that actions can be designed to minimize threats to high-risk areas.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 40

Presentations: 160



  • Clinton MooreCo-Principal Investigator
  • James MartinPrincipal Investigator
  • Richard ChandlerCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Wildlife Management Institute / Gulf Coast Prairie LCC


Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Georgia Department of Natural Resources
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Georgia
  5. Wildlife Management Institute