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Hierarchical landscape models for endemic unionid mussels: building strategic habitat conservation tools for mussel recovery in the South Atlantic Conservation Cooperative

Duration

September 2010 - September 2013

Narrative

To advance strategic habitat conservation for mussels, managers need: a) better quantification of species life-requisites, including habitat suitability; b) models using landscape level attributes as predictors of suitable mussel habitat; c) mussel occupancy predictive models; and d) population biology and habitat-based estimates of the stream network needed to conserve the species. This research will deliver those tools while also expanding the science of freshwater mussel habitat suitability modeling.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 25

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 28

Scientific Publications: 100

Presentations: 168

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Links

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