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Effects of interacting threats on the survival of long-lived species

Duration

March 2006 - August 2009

Narrative

We are expanding on the traditional use of population viability analyses to include examining interacting threats on the survival of long-lived species, albatrosses.
Impact: This is a novel modeling approach with applicability to any k-selected species. No one has documented the multiplicative effect of several simultaneous threats on albatross species, and thus our findings should allow a more accurate assessment of the dangers they face.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 64

Scientific Publications: 28

Presentations: 135

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program

Links

Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  2. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. University of Massachusetts
  6. Wildlife Management Institute