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Evaluation of foraging behavior, colony connectivity, and predation on ESA-listed salmonids from the upper Columbia River by Caspian terns nesting on Goose Island in Potholes Reservoir

Duration

February 2013 - January 2017

Narrative

This study is designed to evaluate the foraging behavior and colony connectivity of Caspian terns (Hydroprogne caspia) nesting on Goose Island in Potholes Reservoir, with particular emphasis on predation by terns from this colony on ESA-listed juvenile salmonids (Oncorhynchus spp.) from the upper Columbia River.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 234

Phd Students: 160

Post Docs: 60

University Staff: 268

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 671

Scientific Publications: 1868

Presentations: 4326

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Washington

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey