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Evaluating nest-site selection of Arctic peregrine falcons in the Colville River Special Area

Duration

August 2016 - July 2019

Narrative

One fourth of Alaska's Arctic peregrine falcons, a formerly federally threatened species, nest along the Colville River on Alaska's North Slope. We are using historical survey data and models we developed related to productivity to assess where this population would be most and least susceptible to perturbation, to inform management decisions.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Bruggeman, J.E., T. Swem, D.E. Andersen, P.L. Kennedy, and D. Nigro. Informing species distribution models with fitness parameters: identifying suitable nest sites of an Arctic raptor.
  • Bruggeman, J.E., T. Swem, D.E. Andersen, P.L. Kennedy, and D. Nigro. 2015. Dynamics of a recovering arctic bird population: the importance of climate, density dependence, and site quality. Ecological Applications 25:1932-1943. DOI:10.1890/14-1591.1.sm Download  | 
  • Bruggeman, J.E., T. Swem, D.E. Andersen, P.L. Kennedy, and D. Nigro. 2016. Multi-season occupancy models identify abiotic and biotic factors influencing a recovering Arctic Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus tundrius population in a variable climate. Ibis 158:61-74. DOI:10.1111/ibi.12313. Download  | 
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 100

Masters Students: 236

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 57

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 712

Scientific Publications: 1967

Presentations: 4396

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Bureau of Land Managment

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Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey