Seasonal occurrence and abundance of dabbling ducks across the continental United States: Joint spatio‐temporal modelling for the Genus Anas

Diversity and Distributions
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Abstract

Estimating the distribution and abundance of wildlife is an essential task in species conservation, wildlife management and habitat prioritization. Although a host of methods and tools have been proposed to accomplish this undertaking, several challenges remain in accurately forecasting occurrence and abundance for highly mobile species. Exhibiting extensive geographic ranges with seasonally varying local occupancy, migratory ducks are exemplar highly mobile species and are foci for waterfowl conservation and management globally. With the goal of informing species conservation and management, our aim was to leverage citizen science data to estimate occurrence and relative abundance for ten dabbling duck species across the continental United States.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Seasonal occurrence and abundance of dabbling ducks across the continental United States: Joint spatio-temporal modelling for the Genus Anas
Series title Diversity and Distributions
DOI 10.1111/ddi.12960
Volume 25
Issue 9
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 12 p.
First page 1497
Last page 1508
Country United States