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Modeling species response to environmental change: development of integrated, scalable Bayesian models of population persistence

Duration

March 2012 - March 2014

Narrative

Estimating species response to environmental change is a key challenge for ecologists and a core mission of the USGS. Effective forecasting of species response requires models that are detailed enough to capture critical processes and at the same time general enough to allow broad application. This tradeoff is difficult to reconcile with most existing methods. This project will extend and combine existing models that operate at different scales and with different levels of data complexity into a modeling framework that will allow robust estimation of population response to environmental change across a species’ range.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 18

Scientific Publications: 83

Presentations: 119

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis

Links

Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
  2. Pennsylvania Game Commission
  3. Pennsylvania State University
  4. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  5. U.S. Geological Survey
  6. Wildlife Management Institute