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Evaluate Management of Caspian Terns and Develop Baseline Information on Double-crested Cormorants Relative to their Impact on Salmonid Smolts in the Columbia River Estuary


March 2008 - February 2013


This project focuses on investigating the impact of predation by double-crested cormorants nesting in the Columbia River estuary on the survival of ESA-listed salmonids, and monitors the implementation of the Caspian Tern Management Plan for the Columbia River Estuary


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 241

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 58

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 703

Scientific Publications: 1901

Presentations: 4321



Funding Agencies

  • US Army Corps of Engineers - Portland District


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