Methods to Inventory and Monitor

Methods to inventory and monitor wildlife and key resources that affect wildlife populations are critical for effective management.

Managers need to know what species are present, species most at risk for extinction, population status and trends over time, and response to different forest management scenarios.

There are many unknowns related to effective inventory and monitoring including the types of survey methods that should be employed, the time and frequency of surveys, sample sizes, and factors that affect variation in counts or indices.

Scientists within the Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management Research Work Unit 4157, along with many collaborators and partners, are developing effective, utilitarian inventory and monitoring methods.

Methods to Inventory and Monitor Research Topics: