Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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Development of harvest strategies for mourning doves


August 2006 - June 2011


1) Develop statistical techniques for combining CCS and population growth rate estimates derived from banding and harvest data to produce reliable predictions of population status and trend,
2) Develop a detailed harvest management framework that continuously integrates monitoring data, population models, and harvest and population objectives into a harvest management system
3) Develop a Banding Needs Document driven by information required for accomplishment of 1) and 2).


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



  • David OtisPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • USFWS Region 8

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey