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

Minnesota Project


Evaluating nest-site selection of Arctic peregrine falcons in the Colville River Special Area

August 2016 - July 2019


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • Bureau of Land Managment

One fourth of Alaska's Arctic peregrine falcons, a formerly federally threatened species, nest along the Colville River on Alaska's North Slope. We are using historical survey data and models we developed related to productivity to assess where this population would be most and least susceptible to perturbation, to inform management decisions.

Research Publications Publication Date
Bruggeman, J.E., T. Swem, D.E. Andersen, P.L. Kennedy, and D. Nigro. 2015. Dynamics of a recovering arctic bird population: the importance of climate, density dependence, and site quality. Ecological Applications 25:1932-1943. DOI:10.1890/14-1591.1.sm | Download 2015-12-31
Bruggeman, J.E., T. Swem, D.E. Andersen, P.L. Kennedy, and D. Nigro. 2016. Multi-season occupancy models identify abiotic and biotic factors influencing a recovering Arctic Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus tundrius population in a variable climate. Ibis 158:61-74. DOI:10.1111/ibi.12313. | Download 2016-01-31
Bruggeman, J.E., T. Swem, D.E. Andersen, P.L. Kennedy, and D. Nigro. 2018. Incorporating productivity as a measure of fitness into models of breeding area quality of Arctic peregrine falcons. Wildlife Biology. DOI:10.2981/wlb.00475. 2018-12-31