FACTORS INFLUENCING LONG-TERM PERSISTENCE OF WILDLIFE
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The overall goal of this research program is to determine factors responsible for the distribution and abundance of wildlife species, with a focus on non-game, rare and endangered populations. Ultimately we hope to provide resource managers with better tools for enhancing the persistence of populations through time. Our specific goals include: (1) working directly with major private landowners to develop and implement long-term monitoring of wildlife species with the goal of integrating sound wildlife management with multiple land use practices (e.g., livestock and oil and gas production); and (2) focused research on the ecology and health of multiple bat species. We directly link garuate students with all phases of the work, including interactions with agency personnel and private landowners, so we can help train future resource professionals.