Wildlife Sciences

Distribution & Habitat

  • Summer habitat selection by the Teshekpuk Caribou Herd

  • Assessing the change in calculated animal movement rates due to frequency differences among telemetry locations

  • Herd movements and seasonal range use for the Teshekpuk Caribou Herd

  • Using telemetry locations and subsistence hunting maps to assess the harvest of Caribou by herd

  • Using GIS to create animations of animal telemetry locations

Disturbance & Impact

  • Design and analysis of complex field studies

  • Field sampling of a variety of aspects of birds and mammals

  • Impacts to and recovery of seabirds, raptors, shorebirds, and marine mammals from oil spills

  • Impacts of industrial development and noise on birds and caribou

  • Impacts of powerlines, wind turbines, and communication Towers on bats and birds

  • Effects of an anti-collision lighting system on migrating eiders

  • Advice on mitigating impacts

  • Expert witness and percipient witness testimony

  • NEPA documentation and permitting support

ESA Consultations

  • Polar bear and polar bear critical habitat

  • Steller’s Eider

  • Spectacled Eider

  • Hawaiian Petrel

  • Newell’s Shearwater

  • Marbled Murrelet

  • Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of northern sea otter

  • Western Distinct Population Segment of Steller’s sea lion

  • Yellow-billed Loon

  • Pacific walrus

Protected Species

  • Aerial, boat, and ground surveys for protected species

  • Radar surveys for protected species

  • Federally listed threatened, endangered, and candidate species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

  • Raptors protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act

  • Birds and their nests protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

  • Marine mammal species protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)

  • Providing Protected Species Observers to meet MMPA and ESA requirements

  • Providing data and study results for species listing and de-listing decisions

  • Expert testimony

Wildlife Surveys & Inventories

  • Design and analysis of complex field studies

  • Cutting-edge sampling methods for wildlife monitoring

  • Line-transect sampling and analytical methodologies

  • Avian point-count surveys for baseline conditions, population monitoring, and restoration efforts

  • Long-term population-monitoring surveys

  • Bald and Golden eagle surveys for wind-energy projects

  • Raptor nesting and productivity surveys

  • Aerial surveys for caribou, moose, bears, fox dens, seals, sea otters, seabirds, passerines, shorebirds, and waterfowl

  • Site-characterization surveys for wildlife and sensitive habitats at wind and solar projects

  • Nocturnal radar and visual surveys for birds

  • Bat acoustic-monitoring surveys