Accession Number:

AD1057711

Title:

Using a Hierarchical Approach to Model Regional Source Sink Dynamics for Neotropical-Nearctic Songbirds to Inform Management Practices on Department of Defense Installations: Recommendations for Monitoring and Managing Source Populations of Species of Concern on Military Installations Recommendations for Monitoring and Managing Source Populations of Species of Concern on Military Installations

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center/National Zoo Washington, United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This User Guide is intended as a stand-alone companion document to the Final Report for SERDP Project RC-2121, Using a Hierarchical Approach to Model Regional Source-Sink Dynamics for Neotropical-Nearctic Songbirds to Inform Management Practices on Department of Defense Installations. Our goal with this User Guide is to provide monitoring and management recommendations to DoD Natural Resources Managers interested in identifying, monitoring and managing for persistence of source populations of migratory birds. This Guide provides information and recommendations on basic and detailed monitoring strategies that will assist installation managers in ensuring they have appropriate information to initiate investigations of source and sink populations, as well as how and why sourcesink investigations might be incorporated into Integrated Natural Resources Management PlansINRMPs. We also provide general guidelines for forest management of benefit to Wood Thrush, the focal species of our investigation, and potentially for other migratory birds, on military lands. The reader should consult the SERDP RC-2121 Final Report for more detailed information on study results.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE