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Fire Effects in Gulf of Mexico Marshes – Historical Perspectives, Management, and Monitoring of Mottled Ducks and Black and Yellow Rails

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Elevation-based probabilistic mapping of irregularly flooded wetlands

A new paper from the Firebird High Marsh Mapping Team titled, “Elevation-based probabilistic mapping of irregularly flooded wetlands along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast” has been published in Remote Sensing of Environment. The primary objective of this study was to develop probabilistic maps for irregularly flooded wetlands along the northern Gulf of Mexico. While…

2021 Adaptive Resource Management Meeting

We’d like to extend an invitation for our adaptive management virtual workshop and request that you reserve the following dates on your calendar: 19-22 October.  If you work with any of our focal species (Mottled Duck, Black Rail, Yellow Rail), in high marshes in the Gulf of Mexico, and/or with prescribed fire, you’re input would…

Preparing for the 2021 field season

We are getting ready for the 2021 field season, where we will be testing out rail detection methods, performing high marsh habitat assessments, and figuring out what questions we will focus on based on our adaptive management workshop. We have already added some job announcements to our job postings page and will be adding more…

Grant Announcement

Full Title: Fire effects in Gulf of Mexico marshes: historical perspectives, management, and monitoring of mottled ducks and black and yellow rails The Team: Auriel M.V. Fournier (lead investigator, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,, Mark Woodrey (lead investigator, Mississippi State University), Kristine Evans (Mississippi State University), John Andrew Nyman (Louisiana State University Agricultural Center), Robert…