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Occupancy modeling for aquatic imperiled and invasive species

Duration

September 2013 - June 2014

Narrative

The estimation of environmental DNA (eDNA) detection probabilities and population persistence probabilitites often relies on the observed presence of the organism in question. Yet it is crucial to consider the possibility that that a species and its eDNA are present but not detected during a survey. Occupancy modeling allows for the estimation of several parameters in a likelihood framework while allowing for imperfect detectability. The objectvies of this project are to provide statistical support to the USFWS Invasive Speceies and Ecological Services programs and develop occupancy models for several invasive species and imperiled species of concern.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

  • Phillip BettoliNon-PI Collaborator
  • Colin SheaPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • USFWS

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