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Modeling species response to environmental change: development of integrated, scalable Bayesian models of population persistence


March 2012 - March 2014


Estimating species response to environmental change is a key challenge for ecologists and a core mission of the USGS. Effective forecasting of species response requires models that are detailed enough to capture critical processes and at the same time general enough to allow broad application. This tradeoff is difficult to reconcile with most existing methods. This project will extend and combine existing models that operate at different scales and with different levels of data complexity into a modeling framework that will allow robust estimation of population response to environmental change across a species’ range.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 241

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 58

University Staff: 241

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 703

Scientific Publications: 1898

Presentations: 4321



Funding Agencies

  • John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis


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