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.

Active Projects List
Project Title Start Date

Is There a Least-cost Path to Recovery? Comparing Alternative Management Strategies to Address Multiple Interacting Stressors on Least Bell’s Vireo Populations

Project Information
Project ID: RC22-3216
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Fischer, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
SERDP Jan 2022

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Military and Multi-Jurisdictional Landscape Management of the Mojave Desert Tortoise Across its Range

Project Information
Project ID: RC22-3182
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brett Dickson, Conservation Science Partners
SERDP Jan 2022

Synergistic Impacts of Widespread Stressors on Threatened, Endangered, and At-risk Species on Department of Defense Lands of the Southeastern US

Project Information
Project ID: RC22-3411
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joshua King, University of Central Florida
SERDP Jan 2022

Forecasting Multiple Stressor Impacts on Terrestrial Species Using Scenario-based Modeling

Project Information
Project ID: RC22-3437
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joshua Lawler, University of Washington
SERDP Jan 2022

Demonstration of Metabarcoding for Monitoring Bird Species Habitat Quality on DoD Installations

Project Information
Project ID: RC22-7440
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey Foster, Northern Arizona University
ESTCP Jan 2022

Broad-scale Detection of Floral-associated Arthropods Using Terrestrial Environmental DNA Techniques

Project Information
Project ID: RC22-7373
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rodney Richardson, Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
ESTCP Jan 2022

Validation and Implementation of an Aquatic Invasive Species Biochip

Project Information
Project ID: RC21-5121
Principal Investigator: Dr. Taylor Wilcox, National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation
ESTCP Jan 2021

Remote, Near-Real-Time, Autonomous Acoustic Monitoring of Military Lands for At-Risk Species

Project Information
Project ID: RC21-5185
Principal Investigator: Mr. Patrick Wolff, ERDC-CERL
ESTCP Jan 2021

Scaling up from Individuals to Populations: Integrating Spatial Ecology with Multi-Locus Environmental DNA to Improve Detection and Estimate Population Parameters

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1131
Principal Investigator: Dr. Caren Goldberg, Washington State University
SERDP Jan 2019

Development of eDNA Tools to Quantify Freshwater Mussel Abundance and Monitor Breeding Activity across Multiple River Systems

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1156
Principal Investigator: Dr. Katy Klymus, U.S. Geological Survey
SERDP Jan 2019

Predicting eDNA Transport and Degradation in Flowing Waters: Application of a Conservation Tool using Integrated Experimental, Field, and Modeling Approaches

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1276
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jennifer Tank, University of Notre Dame
SERDP Jan 2019

Region-wide Integration of UAS Technology into DOD Natural Resource Management through Demonstration, Coordination, Training, and Outfitting

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-5218
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jean Pan, NAVFAC Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center
ESTCP Jan 2019

Using Engineered DNA to Assess Spatial and Temporal Variation in eDNA as a Measure of the Temporal and Spatial Variation of Biodiversity

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1004
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jose Andres, Cornell University
SERDP Jan 2019

Ecosystem Model Comparison at Multiple Scales and Sites

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201702
Principal Investigator: Dr. Melissa Lucash, Portland State University
ESTCP Jan 2017

Demonstration of Aerial Detection Technology to Inventory DoD Installations for Threatened, Endangered, and at-Risk Bat Species

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201705
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Britzke, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
ESTCP Jan 2017

Ecosystem Model Intercomparison and Applications

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201703
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jinxun Liu, USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center
ESTCP Jan 2017

Demonstration and Validation of Automated Digital Videography for Inventory and Monitoring of Vertebrate Populations

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201617
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Britzke, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
ESTCP Mar 2016

Leptospirosis in Endangered Island Foxes and California Sea Lions: Outbreak Prediction and Prevention in a Changing World

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2635
Principal Investigator: Dr. James Lloyd-Smith, University of California, Los Angeles
SERDP Jan 2016

An Online Resource Center for Supporting the Application of Environmental DNA Technology

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201576-T2
Principal Investigator: Dr. Katherine Strickler, Washington State University
ESTCP Oct 2015

Conserving Listed and At-Risk Plants in a Non-Stationary World: A Predictive Framework for Assessing Risks and Guiding Management

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2508
Principal Investigator: Dr. Dov Sax, Brown University
SERDP Jan 2015

Flow-Population Models for Tracking Non-Stationary Changes in Riparian and Aquatic Ecosystems

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2511
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Lytle, Oregon State University
SERDP Jan 2015

Evaluating the Use of Spatially Explicit Population Models to Predict Conservation Reliant Species in Non-Analogue Future Environments on DoD Lands

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2512
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian Hudgens, Institute for Wildlife Studies
SERDP Jan 2015

Multifaceted High-Throughput DNA Barcoding for Addressing Critical Data Gaps for At-Risk Bats on DoD Installations

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201417
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Lance, U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center - Environmental Laboratory
ESTCP Jan 2014

Role of the Soil Microbial Community in Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) and Squirreltail (Elymus elymoides) Seedling Establishment in Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum)-Invaded Habitats

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2327
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Dijkstra, Northern Arizona University
SERDP Jan 2013

Demonstration and Implementation of Autonomous Aerial Acoustic Recording Systems to Inventory DoD Installation Impact Areas for Threatened, Endangered, and Species at Risk Bird Populations

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201112
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Fischer, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
ESTCP Mar 2011

Predictive Tools to Manage Altered Fire Regimes Caused by Plant Invasions in the Mojave Desert

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1723
Principal Investigator: Dr. Janelle Downs, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
SERDP Mar 2010

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)
 

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