Evaluating nest-site selection of Arctic peregrine falcons in the Colville River Special Area
August 2016 - July 2019
- 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||December 2015|
|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||January 2016|
|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.||December 2018|