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Effects of interacting threats on the survival of long-lived species


March 2006 - August 2009


We are expanding on the traditional use of population viability analyses to include examining interacting threats on the survival of long-lived species, albatrosses.
Impact: This is a novel modeling approach with applicability to any k-selected species. No one has documented the multiplicative effect of several simultaneous threats on albatross species, and thus our findings should allow a more accurate assessment of the dangers they face.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 237

Phd Students: 160

Post Docs: 60

University Staff: 268

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 670

Scientific Publications: 1900

Presentations: 4324



Funding Agencies

  • David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey