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Evaluation of hydrologic, geomorphic and vegetative conditions on avian communities of the Middle Rio Grande


August 2011 - May 2014


The Middle Rio Grande River has undergone substantial hydrologic, geomorphic and vegetative changes over the last few centuries. Reduced flows in the river due to water allocations and droughts further threaten avian communites in this system. This study will evaluate the effects of hydrologic, geomorphic, and vegetative conditions on avian communities and will provide quantitative information for a broader study that is focused on the development of a decision support tool to guide water allocation decisions in the Middle Rio Grande.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 5

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 43

Presentations: 76




Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  2. Louisiana State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute