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Evaluating the translocation of albatross chicks as a mechanism for establishing a new breeding colony and determining albatross habitat associations in the North Pacific


November 2007 - November 2009


1) Determine the efficacy of chick translocation as a management technique; 2) Address multi-scale questions of habitat use (at the coarse scale, researchers will determine foraging patterns and habitat use of breeding birds and fine scale analyses will include direct observations of short-tailed albatross aggregations in known habitat "hot spots" (Piatt et al. 2006) in the North Pacific, including the Bering Sea).


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 11

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 14

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 76

Presentations: 242



Funding Agencies

  • USFWS Region 7

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