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Use of Horseshoe Crab Eggs by Migratory Shorebirds

Duration

January 2015 - December 2016

Narrative

The goal of the research is to enhance our understanding of the relationships between migratory shorebirds, particularly Red Knots, and spawning horseshoe crabs. Our objectives are to survey horseshoe crabs at key sites in South Carolina from March – June of 2015 and 2016.

Research Products and Activities

Thesis

  • Takahashi, Fumika. 2016. Shorebird Utilization of Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) Eggs at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina. MS Thesis, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. Download  | 

Presentations

  • Takahashi, F.*, P.G.R. Jodice, F. Sanders. 2016. Shorebird utilization of horseshoe crab eggs at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina. The Waterbird Society, New Bern, North Carolina.
  • Takahashi, F., P.G.R. Jodice, F. Sanders. 2016. Shorebird utilization of horseshoe crab eggs at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina. The Wildlife Society, Durham, North Carolina. [Poster]
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 12

Scientific Publications: 39

Presentations: 170

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • SC DNR

Links

South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Clemson University
  2. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute