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Landscape Level Population Modeling as a Decision Support Tool for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Duration

March 2015 - September 2017

Narrative

Under this project, we use spatially explicit population models to characterize the viability of the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) under various future conservation scenarios. This modeling effort will provide the prediction of future conditions for the species following the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Species Status Assessment framework to support future decisions under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) related to drafting recovery criteria, proposing designation of critical habitat, and implementing a range of conservation efforts.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Cummings, J.W., S.J. Converse, C.T. Moore, D.R. Smith, C.T. Nichols, N.L. Allan, and C.M. O'Meilia. Submitted. Integrating data sources for species status assessment: application to the lesser prairie-chicken.
  • Cummings J.W., S.J. Converse, C.T. Moore, D.R. Smith, C.T. Nichols, N.L. Allan, and C.M. O'Meilia. 2017. A projection of lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) populations range-wide. USGS Open File Report 2017-1071. https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171071
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

  • Clinton MooreCo-Principal Investigator
  • Sarah ConverseCo-Principal Investigator
  • Dave SmithCo-Principal Investigator
  • Jonathan CummingsNon-PI Collaborator

Funding Agencies

  • USDOI Fish and Wildlife Service

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