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An evaluation of secretive marsh bird use of managed impoundments and natural marshes of St. Mark's NWR


August 2007 - December 2009


OBJECTIVE: Researchers will conduct surveys for secretive marsh birds in the impoundments and natural marshes on St. Marks NWR to determine species composition, relative population levels, and the relative value of the different marshes for these elusive birds. This information will allow the refuge to incorporate the often conflicting needs of secretive marsh birds into the management of the impoundments and natural marshes and provide for more informed decisions. The data produced will also provide a good baseline to compare future secretive marsh bird surveys on the refuge and will be incorporated into the national database.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 245

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1948

Presentations: 4251



Funding Agencies

  • Research Partnership Proposal (RPP-Eastern Reg Off)

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey