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Development of Long-term acoustic monitoring program and projected species distribution under future scenarios in the US Caribbean.


September 2018 - September 2021


This project will create species distribution maps for bird and anuran species that are critically endangered, vulnerable or data deficient and will use future climate scenarios to determine how their distribution may change in the future. The information generated for this project will useful for creating an unprecedented baseline of present day species distributions of 26 species of greatest conservation need. Furthermore, the study will combine the current distributions and bioclimatic niche information with future climate change scenarios to predict how species distributions are expected to change over the next ~80 years. Lastly, this project will the aforementioned products to develop a sampling framework to improve spatial and temporal inferences about species distribution.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 25

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 21

Scientific Publications: 92

Presentations: 157



Funding Agencies

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service


North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. North Carolina State University
  2. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute