Landscape Level Population Modeling as a Decision Support Tool for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken
March 2015 - September 2017
- USDOI Fish and Wildlife Service
Under this project, we use spatially explicit population models to characterize the viability of the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) under various future conservation scenarios. This modeling effort will provide the prediction of future conditions for the species following the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Species Status Assessment framework to support future decisions under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) related to drafting recovery criteria, proposing designation of critical habitat, and implementing a range of conservation efforts.
|Research Publications||Publication Date|
|Cummings JW, SJ Converse, CT Moore, DR Smith, CT Nichols, NL Allan, and CM O'Meilia. 2017. A projection of lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) populations range-wide. USGS Open File Report 2017-1071. https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171071 | Download||August 2017|