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

New York Project

Occupancy modeling of moose in northern New York State using hunter observations

April 2013 - March 2015


Participating Agencies

  • New York Department of Environmental Conservation

This project is using a hunter-response survey tool to fit spatially-referenced moose observations to a landscape occupancy model. The model will allow estimation of the distribution and spatiotemporal dynamics of moose in northern New York. We will use a hypothesis-based approach for inference on the role of land-use patterns, climate effects, and interspecific interactions as drivers of both patterns and changes in moose distribution and abundance.

Research Publications Publication Date
Crum, N.J., A.K. Fuller, C.S. Sutherland, E.G. Cooch, and J. Hurst. 2017. Estimating Occupancy Probability Of Moose In Northern New York Using Hunter Survey Data. Journal of Wildlife Management 81(3):521–534; 2017; DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21207. April 2017
Presentations Presentation Date
Crum, N. J., A. K. Fuller, C.S. Sutherland, H. Kretser, M. Glennon, M. Schwartz, and K. Pilgrim. 2015. Population Structure and Recolonization Dynamics of Moose in Northeastern North America. The Wildlife Society Conference, Winnipeg, MB. October 19, 2015. October 2015
Crum, N., A.K. Fuller, and C. Sutherland. Estimating the occurrence of moose in New York using hunter survey data. 71st Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference. 21 April, 2015. April 2015
Crum, N.J. and A.K. Fuller. Estimating the distribution of moose across New York using hunter observations. New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Coordinating Committee Meeting. September 16, 2014. September 2014