Species Ecology and Management

SERDP and ESTCP efforts are improving the understanding of the impacts of military activities on threatened, endangered, and at-risk species; developing the scientific understanding of the ecological characteristics and impacts of non-native invasive species; and developing and demonstrating methods and technologies for species management.

Completed Projects List
Project Title Completed

Effects of Climate Change on Plague Exposure Pathways and Resulting Disease Dynamics

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2634
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tonie Rocke, USGS National Wildlife Health Center
SERDP Aug 2020

Improving Safety and Economics Using Switchgrass on Military Airfields

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201415
Principal Investigator: Dr. Travis DeVault, U.S. Department of Agriculture
ESTCP Sep 2019

Global Change, Vulnerability, and Resilience: Management Options for an Uncertain Future

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2510
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig Allen, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
SERDP Sep 2019

The Role of Phenology and Phenology Change in the Transmission of Arthropod-Borne Diseases: Implications for Management on Military Lands

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2639
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sharon Bewick, University of Maryland, College Park
SERDP Sep 2019

Conspecific Attraction as a Management Tool for Endangered and At-Risk Species on Military Lands

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201615
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jinelle Sperry, ERDC CERL
ESTCP Jun 2019

Transferring Translocation Science to Wildlife Conservation on DoD Installations: Demonstration of Environmental Enrichment and Soft Release Technology

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201616
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brett DeGregorio, USACE ERDC CERL
ESTCP Apr 2019

Restoration of Soil Microbial Function Following Degradation on Department of Defense Lands: Mediating Biological Invasions in a Global Change Context

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2326
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kristina Stinson, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
SERDP Dec 2018

Remote Sensing Technology for Threatened and Endangered Plant Species Recovery

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201203
Principal Investigator: Dr. Erin Questad, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
ESTCP Oct 2018

Assessing the Impacts of Climate and Land Use/Land Cover Change on Valley Fever Incidence

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2650
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vicken Etyemezian, Desert Research Institute
SERDP Oct 2018

Operational-Scale Demonstration of Propagation Protocols and Comparative Demographic Monitoring for (Re-)Introducing Five Southeastern Endangered and At-Risk Plants

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201201
Principal Investigator: Mr. Matthew Hohmann, US Army Corps of Engineers
ESTCP Aug 2018

Environmental DNA as a Tool for Inventory and Monitoring of Aquatic Vertebrates

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201204
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alexander Fremier, Washington State University
ESTCP May 2018

Soil Microbial Communities: Critical Roles in Control of Non-Native Invasive Species and Restoration of Ecosystem Functions

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2330
Principal Investigator: Dr. James Bever, University of Kansas
SERDP Dec 2017

Endangered Butterflies as a Model System for Managing Source-Sink Dynamics on Department of Defense Lands

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2119
Principal Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth Crone, Tufts University
SERDP Nov 2017

Development of an Environmental Metagenetics Approach for Monitoring Aquatic Biodiversity

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2240
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Lodge, University of Notre Dame
SERDP Nov 2017

Using a Hierarchical Approach to Model Regional Source-Sink Dynamics for Neotropical-Nearctic Songbirds to Inform Management Practices on Department of Defense Installations

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2121
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Marra, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
SERDP Mar 2017

Methods for Assessment of Species Richness and Occupancy across Space, Time, Taxonomic Groups, and Ecoregions

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2202
Principal Investigator: Dr. Erica Fleishman, University of California, Davis
SERDP Mar 2017

Sources and Sinks: Elucidating Mechanisms, Documenting Patterns, and Forecasting Impacts

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2120
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joshua Lawler, University of Washington
SERDP Feb 2017

Predicting, Measuring, and Monitoring Aquatic Invertebrate Biodiversity on Dryland Military Bases

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2203
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Lytle, Oregon State University
SERDP Dec 2016

Quantifying the Stability of Fish Interaction Networks Along Environmental Disturbance Gradients

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2506
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel McGarvey, Virginia Commonwealth University
SERDP Dec 2016

Monitoring Species of Concern Using Noninvasive Genetic Sampling and Capture-Recapture Methods

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201205
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lisette Waits, University of Idaho
ESTCP Nov 2016

Workshop Report:
DoD Southwest Region Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species Workshop (2007)

Workshop Report:
DoD Southeast Region Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species Workshop (2007)

Workshop Report:
DoD Pacific Region Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species Workshop Report (2006)