Models to inform wildlife management across large landscapes

Event date: Friday, January 25, 2013, at 3:00 PM
Location: ES B142

Brad Fedy, University of Waterloo

Host: Benjamin Gilbert

ABSTRACT:

Efforts to manage wildlife species and habitats are increasingly implemented across larger geographic regions.  This is due, in part, to a relatively new appreciation for the role of landscape scale processes in species persistence, increasing quantity and quality of data for species and habitats, and the expanding and intensifying foot print of human land uses on the landscape.  In general, conservation biology is moving from a focus on inferences from single study sites, to inferences across larger spatial extents and multiple study sites in order to address important ecological questions at scales relevant to management.  I use empirical models of habitat use, population trends, and gene flow to help inform species management across large spatial scales.  I will highlight some of my recent large-scale research on species of conservation concern (greater sage-grouse and golden eagles) across Wyoming, U.S.A.

Details of several of the on-going studies are on my web page:
https://uwaterloo.ca/environment-resource-studies/brad-fedy