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Snail Kite and Apple Snail Habitat Suitability Modeling to Support Multi-Species Management for Threatened and Endangered Species in the Florida Everglades
This project directly addresses a recovery action in FWS’s recovery plan for the snail kite (Multi-species Recovery Plan for South Florida - Everglade Snail Kite, 1999), which recommends the development of modeling that can predict the response of snail kites to changes in hydropattern anticipated for specific water management proposals (recovery action H3.1). The proposed real-time models would be a significant first step in completing this recovery action, which specifies modeling that would include “...linkage to apple snail distribution and abundance, vegetation characteristics in the landscape influencing the snail kite’s successful foraging, and linkage of all these factors to hydrology.” In addition, this...
Categories: Project; Tags: Conservation planning/decision tools, FWSR4, SSPQR
EverForecast hydrologic output for April 2020: a six-month water stage forecast for the Greater Everglades
Operational ecological forecasting is an emerging field that leverages ecological models in a new, cross-disciplinary way, using a real-time or nearly real-time climate forecast to project near-term ecosystem states. These applications give decision-makers lead time to anticipate and manage state changes that degrade ecosystem functions or directly impact humans. The Everglades Forecasting model (EverForecast) is an operational water stage forecast providing 6-month forecasts of daily projected, spatially continuous stage values across the Water Conservation Areas, Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, and Miccosukee Federal Indian Reservation and Leased...
Fish data collected during 2015 and 2016 at 9 sites at the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
Field sampling occurred at locations within Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge on three transects along the natural salinity gradient of increasing salinity to the coastal south. We used three replicates per tier (east-west) for a total of nine sampling sites. Sites were approximately 1300 m apart in all directions. Sampling events occurred every 3–4 weeks from January to May for 7 sampling events in 2015 and 5 in 2016. These dates were selected to capture signals of the natural variation in water levels and salinity that occur during the transition from the wet season to the dry season. Fish traps were deployed at each of the nine sites and then retrieved the following day, allowing 24 hours soak time....
Categories: Data; Tags: Ecology, Everglades, Southwest Florida, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, USGS Science Data Catalog (SDC),
Determining the habitat suitability of coastal waterbirds in New Jersey: impacts related to Hurricane Sandy
Understanding the long-term consequences of hurricane effects on wildlife and their habitats is critical to efficiently and effectively protect and restore important coastal wetland and marsh habitat. Hurricane Sandy caused widespread and substantial physical, environmental, ecological damage, likely impacting the food supplies, habitats, and reproductive success of many animal species along the coast. Further, physical alterations to habitats throughout the impacted area significantly increased the region’s vulnerability to future storm events, posing new risks to communities and ecosystems.
Types: Citation; Tags: Ecology, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, USGS Science Data Catalog (SDC), avian ecology,