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  • Wendy Loya
    Arctic LCC Coordinator

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    1011 East Tudor Road
    Anchorage, Alaska 99503
    (907) 786-3532
  • Paul Leonard
    Arctic LCC Science Coordinator

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    101 12th Avenue, Rm. 216
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    (907) 456-0445
  • Josh Bradley
    Arctic LCC Data Manager

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    101 12th Avenue, Rm. 216
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    (907) 455-1847

Modeling Shorebird Distribution on the North Slope

Project Summary
Fact Sheet Shorebird Distribution Models FactsheetAdobe Acrobat PDF file - 737 KB
Project CodeALCC2010-02
Project Lead(s) Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
DescriptionShorebirds are among the most abundant and visible high-latitude vertebrates. Their ecology makes them particularly sensitive to climate change in the arctic. The current distribution of shorebirds on the Arctic Coastal Plain is poorly known because accurate data exist from just a few locations. The Arctic LCC is supporting development of habitat selection models that combine bird survey data with remotely-sensed habitat maps to "fill in the gaps" where observations are sparse. In future phases, the distribution maps generated from these models could be ground-truthed and improved, and subsequently used as the basis from which to forecast future shorebird distribution for projected future climate scenarios.
LCC Funding$247,000.00
Progress Reports
Link Size
Shorebird Distribution Model Progress Report 1.1 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file
Image Gallery
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres).
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres). Image by USFWS.
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Example HSI maps
Examples of HSI rasters for Red-necked Phararope and Dunlin. Image by Arctic LCC staff.
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