Waterbird Use of the Great Lakes

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The USGS UMESC used a combination of high-resolution digital aerial photography, MODIS satellite-derived chlorophyll concentration data, MODIS sea surface temperature data, satellite transmitters, and geolocator tags to monitor waterbird use of the Great Lakes.  These data are being used by USGS to identify key waterbird habitats on the Great Lakes, conduct impact assessments of near-shore and off-shore wind turbine placements, and elucidate factors that influence the outbreak of type-E avian botulism.


Author Name
Kevin Kenow and Tim Fox
Author Email
kkenow@usgs.gov, tfox@usgs.gov