|Fact Sheet||Shorebird Demographic Network Factsheet - 465 KB|
|Project Lead(s)||Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences|
|Description||Using carefully formulated scientific methods, the Arctic Shorebird Demographic Network (ASDN) seeks to understand the reasons why shorebird populations are declining, such as if not enough chicks are born or if adults are dying. They also do research to understand where shorebirds face threats, such as where they are nesting in the Arctic in the summer, when they are migrating or where they spend the winter. The results of this large research effort will make future conservation actions more efficient and targeted.
Why is this important to know?
This study provides a greater understanding of how birds have evolved over time to successfully hatch eggs under particular Arctic-predator conditions. More predators could occur with climate warming as more foxes, ravens and move north and with increased infrastructure that provides shelter (buildings, culverts) and food (unmanaged garbage). This could affect nesting success directly as well as indirectly, by causing birds that actively defend against predators to have to be more active. Changes in the landcover from melting permafrost could also make it harder for the shorebirds using camouflage as a nest-defence strategy if they are more visible.
The Arctic Shorebird Demographic Network is coordinated by Manomet, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Kansas State University. The project is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Canadian Wildlife Service, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, and several generous individual donors.
Kansas State University
Simon Fraser University
University of Quebec
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Wildlife Conservation Society
|Product Page||Download Link||Type||Size|
|Shorebird Demographic Network Overview Presentation||ASDN_Overview_9Aug2011.pdf||Presentation||4 MB|
|Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds||Download from Partner Website||Publication||N/A|
|ASDN 2010 to 2014 Report||ASDN_ArcticLCC_2010_2014_Total Report_Final_31Mar2015.pdf||Report||1.7 MB|
|Arctic Shorebird Demographic Network Progress Report, 2010-2013||1 MB|
|Arctic Shorebird Demographic Network Progress Report, 2011||1.3 MB|
|Arctic Shorebird Demographic Network Progress Report, 2010||944 KB|