Thrust Areas Ecosystem Water Institute Classification Level
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems Water and Climate Water and Society Water Resources Sustainability Springs Wetlands Watersheds Aquifers Lakes Coastal Zone  Water Institute Classification 1  Water Institute Classification 2  Water Institute Classification 3  Water Institute Classification 4

Finding Wood Stork Habitat and Conserving the Right Features
Contract No:  70796
Goals and Objectives
Wood Storks (Mycteria americana) are important wetland indicators and are listed as Endangered in the southeastern United States. This project was designed to update the nesting dataset for storks, and to help establish criteria for identifying and prioritizing existing and future Wood Stork colony habitat. In this research, we examined possible criteria by comparing attributes of Wood Stork colonies (e.g., vegetation, physiographic, land use, and hydrological characteristics) that lasted many years, with those that winked out after only a few years, using an occupancy analysis framework. With a 41-year record of colonies history, our goal was to make the resulting data and GIS information directly usable by permitting, conservation and land planning agencies, NGOs, and others interested in Wood Stork conservation.
Available Outputs

Title: Final Report: Finding Wood Stork Habitat and Conserving the Right Features. 2011.
Authors: Tsai, Jo-Szu; Frederick, Peter; Meyer, Kenneth D.
Project Lead
Frederick, Peter C
Project Participants
Frederick, Peter C
Additional Participants
Kenneth D. Meyer
Jo-Szu (Ross) Tsai
Level 1: WI Affiliated Faculty Project
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
Partner Name(s)
Avian Research and Conservation Institute
Grant Award Dates
10/1/2008 to 1/30/2009