Survey in the Iman River Basin
ABSTRACT: We received funding from the Columbus Zoo, Denver Zoo, and International Owl Society to conduct an expedition to the Iman River basin, in Primorye Russia, in late 2012-early 2013. The Iman River is a unique place for fish owl study, as population surveys were conducted there in the 1960s and the 1990s. Therefore, we are in a position to assess a long-term population trend. We are also interested in assessing resource selection by fish owls of the Iman River basin, as environmental conditions are markedly different there than on the eastern slope of the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, where we conducted a resource selection study from 2006-2011.
We are presently analysing our data from this survey.
Publication link to follow.
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