Alligator Snapping Turtle population viability and listing decisions
January 2019 - October 2022
- USGS National Grants Branch
We assisted the USFWS Alligator Snapping Turtle Species Status assessment team to develop a population viability model that predicted future abundance and extinction probability. The results were used in the forthcoming listing decision for both species of alligator snapping turtle.
Lawson AJ, DeMay SM, Rivenbark E, Soileau K, London K, Waddle JH, Yarborough L, Coppola C, and McGowan, CP, 2020, Accounting for Multiple Uncertainties to Evaluate Population Viability of the Alligator Snapping Turtle for the Species Status Assessment. The Wildlife Society annual meeting. Virtual Conference, October 2020.