Human footprint change during the last decade

February 17, 2015 Talks ABMI footprint video

The ABMI hosted its 2nd annual Speakers’ Series ‘Better Environmental Management Through Monitoring 2015’ to understand distribution of biodiversity and to inform sustainable resource development and biological conservation in Alberta.

Data and details are in this ABMI Science Letter.

Check out this video:

11 Peter Solymos from ABMI on Vimeo.

Statistical computing meets biodiversity conservation and natural resource management

How many birds are out there?

In a recent paper entitled “Lessons learned from comparing spatially explicit models and the Partners in Flight approach to estimate population sizes of boreal birds in Alberta, Canada” we developed improved, spatially explicit models for 81 land bird species in northern Alberta, Canada. We then compared these estimates of bird abundance to a commonly-used but non-spatially explicit estimate by Partners in Flight (PIF v 3.0) that’s based on the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data set. The publication is a result of years of collaboration between the ABMI, Boreal Avian Modelling (BAM) project, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment and Climate Change Canada), and United States Geological Survey.

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