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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. 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  | 
  • Bruggeman, J.E., T. Swem, D.E. Andersen, P.L. Kennedy, and D. Nigro. 2018. Incorporating productivity as a measure of fitness into models of breeding area quality of Arctic peregrine falcons. Wildlife Biology. DOI:10.2981/wlb.00475.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 242

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1951

Presentations: 4266

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Bureau of Land Managment

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey