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Part I Summary: Predicting waterbird nest distributions


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LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Stephen Brown, PhD(Cooperator/Partner), Tom Ravens, PhD(Cooperator/Partner), Julian Fischer(Cooperator/Partner), Karen A Murphy(administrator), Sarah Saalfeld, PhD(Principal Investigator), Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative(funder), 2014-11-25(Release), Part I Summary: Predicting waterbird nest distributions,,


This project evaluated the potential impacts of storm surges and relative sea level rise on nesting geese and eider species that commonly breed on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (Y-K Delta). Habitat suitability maps for breeding waterbirds were developed to identify current waterbird breeding habitat and distributions. Short-term climate change impacts were assessed by comparing nest densities in relation to magnitude of storms that occurred in the prior fall from 2000-2013. Additionally, nest densities were modeled using random forests in relation to the time-integrated flood index (e.g., a storm specific measure accounting for both water depth and duration of flooding) for four modeled storms (2005, 2006, 2009, and 2011)​, as well as [...]


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