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Hilmar Maier

IT Specialist (Data Management)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office Phone: +19074560239
ORCID: 0000-0002-8442-0701
The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative is a collaborative, multi-jurisdictional partnership that works to enhance the ability of organizations and communities to understand, manage, and adapt to our changing landscape. Our vision is a dynamic landscape that maintains functioning, resilient boreal ecosystems and associated cultural resources.
Summary: Lack of complete snow cover for the past 3 winters in southwestern Alaska has forced agencies to postpone conducting moose surveys due to the likelihood of underestimating the population/lack of comparability to previous surveys. Poor snow conditions are known to lower the sightability of moose, yet, for most regions of Alaska, the variation in moose sightability during suboptimal conditions has not yet been quantified. Because scientists are predicting less snowfall in this region over the long term, we initiated research to estimate sightability correction factors (SCF c) using radiocollared animals to apply to abundance estimates obtained via the GeoSpatial Population Estimator (GSPE) method. The...
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