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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: 95

Masters Students: 244

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 251

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 680

Scientific Publications: 1916

Presentations: 4252



  • Paul SievertCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey