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OA 84: Urban Raptors

Duration

March 2016 - June 2018

Narrative

Raptors are an unusual success story of wildness thriving in the heart of our cities—they have developed substantial populations around the world in recent decades. There has not been a synthesis of contemporary research providing insight into the role of raptors as vital members of the urban ecosystem and future opportunities for protection, management, and environmental education.

Raptors are an unusual success story of wildness thriving in the heart of our cities—they have developed substantial populations around the world in recent decades. Furthermore, they are incredibly popular among urban bird-watchers, and wildlife and nature enthusiasts.

Co-editorship with Dr. Cheryl Dykstra, independent researcher.

This volume is a go-to single source of information on urban birds of prey that will be useful to researchers, urban green space planners, wildlife management agencies, birders, and informed citizens alike.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Boal, C.W., and C. Dykstra. 2018. Preface. Pages xi - xv in Urban Raptors: ecology and conservation of brids of prey in an urbanizing world [C. Boal and C. Dykstra, editors]. Island Press, Washington, DC.Island Press, Washington D.C.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 99

Masters Students: 225

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 247

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 658

Scientific Publications: 1872

Presentations: 4186

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Island Press

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey