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Diet Composition and Reproductive Energetics of a Rare and Declining Seabird, the Kittlitz's Murrelet

Duration

August 2008 - December 2010

Narrative

Our primary objectives for this specific project are to:
(1) Characterize and describe the pre-breeding and post-breeding diet of adult KIMU in Icy Bay, Alaska, and, if permitting allows, evaluate long-term variation in diet using historical museum specimens;
(2) Understand the relationship between physiological factors (e.g., reproductive status) and diet of individual adult KIMU; and,
(3) Develop a reproductive energetics model to quantify energy and food requirements of adults during the breeding season.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 12

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 16

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 71

Presentations: 268

 

Personnel

Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

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