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Occupancy modeling of moose in northern New York State using hunter observations


April 2013 - March 2015


This project is using a hunter-response survey tool to fit spatially-referenced moose observations to a landscape occupancy model. The model will allow estimation of the distribution and spatiotemporal dynamics of moose in northern New York. We will use a hypothesis-based approach for inference on the role of land-use patterns, climate effects, and interspecific interactions as drivers of both patterns and changes in moose distribution and abundance.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Crum, N.J., A.K. Fuller, C.S. Sutherland, E.G. Cooch, and J. Hurst. 2017. Estimating Occupancy Probability Of Moose In Northern New York Using Hunter Survey Data. Journal of Wildlife Management 81(3):521–534; 2017; DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21207.


  • Crum, N.J. 2016. Spatial Ecology and Recolonization Dynamics of Moose in New York and Northeastern North America. M.S. Thesis.


  • Crum, N.J. and A.K. Fuller. Estimating the distribution of moose across New York using hunter observations. New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Coordinating Committee Meeting. September 16, 2014.
  • Crum, N., A.K. Fuller, and C. Sutherland. Estimating the occurrence of moose in New York using hunter survey data. 71st Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference. 21 April, 2015.
  • Crum, N. J., A. K. Fuller, C.S. Sutherland, H. Kretser, M. Glennon, M. Schwartz, and K. Pilgrim. 2015. Population Structure and Recolonization Dynamics of Moose in Northeastern North America. The Wildlife Society Conference, Winnipeg, MB. October 19, 2015.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 238

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 54

University Staff: 239

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 673

Scientific Publications: 1905

Presentations: 4235



Funding Agencies

  • New York Department of Environmental Conservation


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey