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Avian Monitoring - current studies

Deanna K. Dawson

Email: ddawson@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/ddawson

Areas of Study

Nocturnal Bird Migration through the Central Appalachians

Breeding Bird Density and Demography on the Patuxent Research Refuge

Radar Analysis of Fall Migration Stopover Sites in the Northeastern US

Response of Migrating Birds to Hurricane Sandy

Publications

Efford, M. E., D. K. Dawson, Y. V. Jhala, and Q. Qureshi. 2015. Density-dependent home-range size revealed by spatially explicit capture–recapture. Ecography Online Early September 7. doi:10.1111/ecog.01511

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Sam Droege

Email: sdroege@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/sdroege

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bpp/

Areas of Study

North American Bird Phenology Program

Publications

Zelt, J., J. Courter, A. Arab, R. Johnson, and S. Droege. 2012. Reviving a legacy citizen science project to illuminate shifts in bird phenology. International Journal of Zoology 2012(Article ID 710710):1-6. Abstract

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Daniel McAuley

Email: dmcauley@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/dmcauley

Areas of Study

Feasibility of Aerial Surveys to Census Red-Necked Phalaropes in the Bay of Fundy

Survival and Recruitment of Common Eiders in the Gulf of Maine

Adaptive Management of American Woodcock in the Atlantic Northern forest bird Conservation Region

Analysis of Woodcock Singing Ground Surveys in the Northeast

Survival of American Woodcock during Fall Migration

Response of Avian Community to Forest Management on Moosehorn NWR

Publications

Longcore, J. R., D. G. Mcauley, D. M. Heisey, C. M. Bunck, and D. A. Clugston. 2015. Survival of female mallards along the Vermont–Quebec border region. Journal of Wildlife Management Online Early October 29. Abstract

Robinson, O. J., C. P. Mcgowan, P. K. Devers, R. W. Brook, M. Huang, M. Jones, D. G. McAuley, and G. Zimmerman. 2016. A full annual cycle modeling framework for American black ducks. Natural Resource Modeling 29(1):159-174. Abstract

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Keith Pardieck

Email: kpardieck@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/kpardieck

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/

Areas of Study

Comprehensive 1966-2013 Results! North American Breeding Bird Survey

Development of Robust Bird-based Climate Change Indicator

Publications

Clement, M. J., J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, K. L. Pardieck, and D. J. Ziolkowski, Jr. 2016. Estimating indices of range shifts in birds using dynamic models when detection is imperfect. Global Change Biology Online Early March 17 Abstract

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Bruce Peterjohn

Email: bpeterjohn@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/peterjohn.htm

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/

Areas of Study

Bird Banding Laboratory: Recent Accomplishments

Publications

Lutmerding, J. A., M. Rogosky, B. Peterjohn, J. McNicoll, and D. Bystrak. 2012. Summary of raptor encounter records at the Bird Banding Lab. Journal of Raptor Research 46(1):17-26. Abstract

Bildstein, K. L. and B. G. Peterjohn. 2012. The future of banding in raptor science. Journal of Raptor Research 46(1):3-11. Abstract

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J. Andy Royle

Email: aroyle@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/aroyle

Areas of Study

Estimation Trend and Detection Probability using Data from the Breeding Bird Survey

Publications

Lyons, J. E., W. L. Kendall, J. A. Royle, S. J. Converse, B. A. Andres, and J. B. Buchanan. 2016. Population size and stopover duration estimation using mark–resight data and Bayesian analysis of a superpopulation model. Biometrics 72(1):262-271. Abstract

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John Sauer

Email: jrsauer@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/jrsauer

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/

     http://www.stateofthebirds.org/

Areas of Study

Evaluation of Representativeness of Sampling of the North American Breeding Bird Survey

Estimating Trend and Detection Probability Using Data from the Breeding Bird Survey

Publications

Huang, Q., J. R. Sauer, A. Swatantran, and R. Dubayah. 2016. A centroid model of species distribution with applications to the Carolina wren Thryothorus ludovicianus and house finch Haemorhous mexicanus in the United States. Ecography 39(1):54-66. Abstract

Stephens, P. A., L. R. Mason, R. E. Green, R. D. Gregory, J. R. Sauer, J. Alison, A. Aunins, L. Brotons, S. H. M. Butchart, T. Campedelli, T. Chodkiewicz, P. Chylarecki, O. Crowe, J. Elts, V. Escandell, R. P. B. Foppen, H. Heldbjerg, S. Herrando, M. Husby, F. Jiguet, A. Lehikoinen, A. Lindström, D. G. Noble, J.-Y. Paquet, J. Reif, T. Sattler, T. Szép, N. Teufelbauer, S. Trautmann, A. J. van Strien, C. A. M. van Turnhout, P. Vorisek, and S. G. Willis. 2016. Consistent response of bird populations to climate change on two continents. Science 352(6281):84-87. Abstract

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Daniel Twedt

Email: dtwedt@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/dtwedt

Areas of Study

Monitoring Birds in National Parks of the Gulf Coast Network

Publications

Twedt, D. J. 2015. Estimating regional landbird populations from enhanced North American Breeding Bird Surveys. Journal of Field Ornithology 86(4):352-368. Abstract

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David Ziolkowski

Email: dziolkowski@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/dziolkowski

Website:   http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/

Areas of Study

Comprehensive 1966-2013 Results! North American Breeding Bird Survey

A North American Breeding Bird Survey: Refining Scale to Provide New Insight

Publications

Clement, M. J., J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, K. L. Pardieck, and D. J. Ziolkowski, Jr. 2016. Estimating indices of range shifts in birds using dynamic models when detection is imperfect. Global Change Biology Online Early March 17 Abstract

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