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Impacts of Mountaintop Mining on Terrestrial Ecosystem Integrity

Duration

February 2012 - March 2014

Narrative

We identified thresholds in forest loss within the mountaintop mining region at which different avian species increased or declined.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Becker, D.A., P.B. Wood, M.P. Strager, C. Mazzarella. 2015. Impacts of mountaintop mining on terrestrial ecosystem integrity: identifying landscape thresholds for avian species in the central Appalachians, United States. Landscape Ecology 30:339-356.

Presentations

  • Becker, D., P.B. Wood, and M. Strager. Impacts of Mountaintop Mining on Terrestrial Ecosystem Integrity: Identifying Landscape Thresholds for Avian Species. American Ornithologists’ Union and Cooper Ornithological Society Joint Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
  • Becker, D.A., P.B. Wood, M.P. Strager, and C. Mazzarella. Identifying landscape thresholds for avian species in the mountaintop mining region. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 100

Masters Students: 237

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 714

Scientific Publications: 1979

Presentations: 4410

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Environmental Protection Agency

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey