Ecologists and land managers widely recognize the value of long-term monitoring, but rarely have the luxury of vast, meticulously curated data sets for drawing inferences about conservation questions. The MAPS and MoSI databases have more than 2.5 million avian capture records spanning more than 25 years (for MAPS) and many countries (for MoSI). These data sets have a great capacity to help answer diverse questions about avian ecology and conservation.
IBP’s experts in avian ecology, ecological modeling, and mark-recapture statistics work with colleagues from around the world to examine avian population trends, migratory connectivity, and the effects of weather, climate, and habitat on avian vital rates. Together, we have produced hundreds of peer-reviewed papers and agency reports. We always welcome new ideas and project proposals for collaborative work with MAPS and MoSI data.
To learn more about how you can collaborate with IBP and our on-demand analysis program, please contact Steve Albert
Photo Credits: Top, Peter Wilton; Right, U.S. Department of Agriculture