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Time-series Analysis for Monitoring Indicator Species


July 2012 - August 2015


Throughout the world, monitoring surveys produce count data that are used to provide essential information for understanding, restoring, and managing natural populations. Indicator species are typically monitored to assess changes in their status or distribution (e.g., to evaluate the effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors on the spatio-temporal dynamics of populations). Initially, this project will involve discussing management or monitoring situations with partner agencies. Specifically, this research project will involve analysis of priority data as identified by the US FWS. An overarching research goal for this project is to advance time-series analysis for monitoring of important indicator species.


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



  • Brian IrwinPrincipal Investigator
  • Cassandra JanschStudent

Funding Agencies

  • USGS


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