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Demographic, Movement, and Habitat of the Endangered Snail Kite in Response to Operational Plans in Water Conservation Area 3A


March 2010 - April 2011


The objective of this research is to monitor the birds' response to environmental changes (anthropogenic and natural) focusing on the most critical demographic parameters: survival, reproduction, recruitment, and population growth rate.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 154

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 241

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 695

Scientific Publications: 1962

Presentations: 4417



  • Wiley KitchensPrincipal Investigator
  • Brian ReichertStudent
  • Chris CattauStudent
  • Kyle PiasStudent
  • Jean OlbertStudent

Funding Agencies

  • US Army Corps of Engineers


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey