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Proactive management of disease outbreak in bighorn sheep in Montana

Duration

July 2011 - June 2013

Narrative

Collaborate with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Health Lab and other FWP managers and biologists to design a model to predict relative risk of pneumonia outbreak for bighorn herds and to design a decision model to aid bighorn managers in making appropriate proactive decisions based on each herd's estimated risk of pneumonia outbreak. In addition to aiding biologists in managing risk and occurrence of bighorn pneumonia epizootics and best allocating limited resources, the goal of this project is to create a case study for wildlife management agencies in the development and application of risk and decision models for statewide, proactive programs for managing wildlife health.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 9

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 22

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 8

Scientific Publications: 50

Presentations: 49

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Links

Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  2. The University of Montana
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute