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Bioregional monitoring for northern goshawks in the western Great Lakes

Duration

June 2006 - August 2009

Narrative

Northern goshawks are a species of conservation concern, in part because of their purported association with mature forest cover types. However, these habitat associations are not well documented in the Upper Midwest, where most information on goshawk populations is derived from monitoring nests. We modified an existing protocol to estimate occupancy of northern goshawks in the western Great Lakes region, and conducted a field survey in 2008 following that protocol. Our results suggest that goshawks are widely distributed at relatively low densities across the western Great Lakes region, and use more mature forest stands for nesting.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Bruggeman, J.E., D.E. Andersen, and J.E. Woodford. 2011. Northern goshawk monitoring in the western Great Lakes bioregion. Journal of Raptor Research 45:290-303.
  • Bruggeman, J.E., D.E. Andersen, and J.E. Woodford. 2014. Factors related to northern goshawk landscape use in the western Great Lakes region. Journal of Raptor Research 48:228-239. Download  | 

Presentations

  • Bruggeman, J., D.E. Andersen, and J. Woodford. 2007. Northern goshawk monitoring in the western Great Lakes region. 68th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Bruggeman, J.E., D.E. Andersen, and J.E. Woodford. 2010. Northern goshawk monitoring in the western Great Lakes bioregion. 71st Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 249

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 247

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 679

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4251

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • U.S. Forest Service

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey