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Modeling and the management of migratory birds

Natural Resource Modeling

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Abstract

Mathematical modeling of migratory bird populations is reviewed in the context of migratory bird management. We focus on dynamic models of waterfowl, since most management-oriented migratory bird models concern waterfowl species. We describe the management context for these modeling efforts, with a focus on large-scale operational data collection programs and on processes by which waterfowl harvest is regulated and waterfowl habitats are protected and managed. Through their impacts on key population parameters such as recruitment and survival rate, these activities can influence population dynamics, thereby providing managers some measure of control over the status of populations. Recent applications of the modeling of waterfowl are described in terms of objectives, mathematical structures, and contributions to management. Finally, we discuss research needs and data limitations in migratory bird modeling, and offer suggestions to increase the value to managers of future modeling efforts.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Modeling and the management of migratory birds
Series title:
Natural Resource Modeling
Volume
4
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
273-311
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
273
Last page:
311
Number of Pages:
39