Bird species included in model
Black brant (Branta bernicula nigricans), Taverner’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.
Paper in review
United States Geological Survey