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Modeling potential habitat for pheasant population restoration


July 2015 - December 2017


The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has established several Wild Pheasant Restoration Areas (WPRAs) with specific population density goals (10 hen pheasants per square mile). Research being conducted on these areas provides an opportunity to evaluate under which habitat conditions wild pheasant populations have met established pheasant density goals. If additional WPRAs are going to be considered in Pennsylvania it would be useful to have a predictive model to assess existing landscapes to determine if pheasant restoration is possible or what habitat changes would be required to ensure success of the WPRA.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 245

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1948

Presentations: 4246



Funding Agencies

  • Pennsylvania Game Commission


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey