Journal article

Dynamic conservation for migratory species

MD Reynolds, BL Sullivan, E Hallstein, S Matsumoto, S Kelling, M Merrifield, D Fink, A Johnston, WM Hochachka, NE Bruns, ME Reiter, S Veloz, C Hickey, N Elliott, L Martin, JW Fitzpatrick, P Spraycar, GH Golet, C McColl, SA Morrison

Science Advances | American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) | Published : 2017


In an era of unprecedented and rapid global change, dynamic conservation strategies that tailor the delivery of habitat to when and where it is most needed can be critical for the persistence of species, especially those with diverse and dispersed habitat requirements. We demonstrate the effectiveness of such a strategy for migratory waterbirds. We analyzed citizen science and satellite data to develop predictive models of bird populations and the availability of wetlands, which we used to determine temporal and spatial gaps in habitat during a vital stage of the annual migration. We then filled those gaps using a reverse auction marketplace to incent qualifying landowners to create temporar..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this project was provided by TNC and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, with additional support to Cornell Lab of Ornithology from the Leon Levy Foundation, the Seaver Foundation, the Wolf Creek Foundation, NASA grant (NNH12ZDA001N-ECOF), and NSF grants ABI-7388506 and CCF-1522054 with NSF computing support from CNS-1059284 and DEB-110008.