Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Project

Evaluation of representative bird species Landscape Capability models

January 2015 - January 2018


Participating Agencies

  • USGS-SSP Program

The Designing Sustainable Landscapes (DSL) project at the University of Massachusetts has developed models to predict the landscape's capability to support a variety of forest bird species. We are verifying and validating models for a selection of these species to determine their predictability of space use by these species in the northeastern US.

Research Publications Publication Date
Loman, Z.G., W.V. Deluca, D. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, B.R. Rolek, P.B. Wood. 2018. Landscape capability models as a tool to predict fine-scale forest bird occupancy and abundance. Landscape Ecology 33:77-91. Data DOI: 10.1111/jav.01779 October 2017
Loman, Z.G., E.J. Blomberg, W.V. Deluca, D.J. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, and P.B. Wood. 2017. Landscape capability predicts upland game bird abundance and occurrence. Journal of Wildlife Management, 81:1110-1116. DOI:10.1002/jwmg.21265.; Data DOI: 10.1111/jav.01779 April 2017
Technical Publications Publication Date
Loman, Z., D. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, P.B. Wood. 2016. Evaluation of representative bird species’ Landscape Capability models developed by the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project in the 13-state, northeastern region of the United States. Annual report of project activity to the USFWS. 7 pp. December 2016