During 2019, the Avian Radar Project surveyed the migration of birds and bats in the Detroit, Michigan, area using mobile avian radar units.
Ecosystems - Birds
Synchronizing Conservation to Seasonal Wetland Hydrology and Waterbird Migration in Semi‐arid Landscapes
In semi‐arid ecosystems, timing and availability of water is a key uncertainty associated with conservation planning for wetland‐dependent wildlife. Wetlands compose only 1–3% of these landscapes; however, large populations of migratory waterbirds rely on these wetlands to support energetically demanding life history events such as breeding and migration.
Ecosystems - Wetlands
Under the leadership of Dr. Steve Kloiber (email@example.com), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) has completed a 10-year effort to update the State’s National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) digital maps using new remote sensing imagery and geospatial technologies to produce a clearer, updated, more accurate picture of Minnesota’s wetlands, lakes, rivers, and streams.
Land Use and Land Cover Change
Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) is a highly invasive, non-native grass that threatens wildlife habitat, migratory corridors, and agricultural production in the sagebrush ecosystems of the western U.S.
Tumbesian dry forest in southern Ecuador and northern Peru faces a number of threats from factors such as climate change, wildfire, and intensive livestock grazing that can result in degraded conditions.