Izembek Lagoon

Bird species included in model

Black brant (Branta bernicula nigricans),┬áTaverner’s cackling goose (Branta hutchinsii taverneri)

Environmental issues simulated

Human recreation, hunting, predator numbers, ice and extreme weather changing habitat area, habitat availability time, food availability and energy needs and requirements

Recommendations from modelling

Habitat loss, disturbance colder weather have greater impact on black brant geese when eelgrass food biomass is lower.

More information

Paper in review


United States Geological Survey