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Structured Decision Support for Bald Eagle Monitoring in Alaska

Duration

June 2016 - May 2019

Narrative

The project used expert opinion regarding core values, objectives, and priorities from NPS biologists and natural resource chief using email surveys designed to foster consensus via a Delphi Process. Through this process, we will obtain ranked objectives for bald eagle monitoring, and several scenarios by which to achieve them. The scenarios were evaluated and ranked upon their ability to 1) achieve the monitoring objectives, and 2) cost of implementation. We then used an optimizing routine that incorporates scenario rankings and cost to arrive at a solution for monitoring that achieves our most important objectives at the lowest cost.

Research Products and Activities

Presentations

  • Kolstrom, R., Gigliotti, L. M., and Wilson, T. 2018. Developing a standardized bald eagle monitoring program for Southwest Alaska National Parks. 78th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. January 31. Milwaukee, WI.
  • Kolstrom, R., Wilson, T. L., and Gigliotti, L.M. 2018. Developing a standardized bald eagle monitoring program for Southwest Alaska National Parks. Alaska Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meeting. March 28. Anchorage, AK.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260

 

Personnel

  • Larry GigliottiCo-Principal Investigator
  • Tammy WilsonCo-Principal Investigator
  • Rebecca KolstromStudent

Funding Agencies

  • National Park Service

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey