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Linking Snail Kite Foraging Activity, Habitat Quality, and Critical Demographic Parameters to Guide Effective Conservation

Duration

June 2010 - April 2012

Narrative

Recent demographic studies reveal alarming trends in the snail kite population in Florida. Kite numbers have drastically declined since 1999, with the population essentially halving from 2000 to 2002 and again from 2006 to 2008.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 100

Masters Students: 237

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 714

Scientific Publications: 1979

Presentations: 4410

 

Personnel

  • Wiley KitchensPrincipal Investigator
  • Christa ZweigCo-Principal Investigator
  • Robert FletcherCo-Principal Investigator
  • Jean OlbertStudent
  • Kyle PiasStudent

Funding Agencies

  • USGS

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Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey