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Effects of the tide stage on detection probability of secretive marsh birds in coastal wetlands: Providing guidance for implementing the National Marsh Bird Monitoring Program on coastal NWRs


August 2007 - December 2009


OBJECTIVE: Researchers will conduct surveys alongside refuge staff during different tidal stages during the breeding season and then estimate detection probability during each survey. This project will provide needed information that will improve survey protocols that are being used by refuges across the country for a group of birds that has been largely neglected. The data produced will also be pooled with the national database for use by refuge staff across the country.


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



Funding Agencies

  • Research Partnership Proposal (RPP - Eastern Reg Off)

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey