Major

Biological Sciences, Applied Ecology Option

Department

Biological Sciences

Degree

Graduate

Abstract

•Trumpeter Swan Rocky Mountain Population Tri-state Flock nests in the Greater Yellowstone region. •Lack of high quality nesting habitat may be limiting growth of swans in the Tri-state Flock. •The goal of this study was to use Landsat images to discern differences between historical nesting sites and evaluate current nesting sites within Yellowstone National Park. •Satellite imagery allows flexible modeling and frequent coverage (16-18 days).

Presentation format

Poster

Expected Graduation Date

2014

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Landstat Evaluation of Trumpter Swan (Cygnus Buccinator) Historical Nesting Sites in Yellowstone National Park

•Trumpeter Swan Rocky Mountain Population Tri-state Flock nests in the Greater Yellowstone region. •Lack of high quality nesting habitat may be limiting growth of swans in the Tri-state Flock. •The goal of this study was to use Landsat images to discern differences between historical nesting sites and evaluate current nesting sites within Yellowstone National Park. •Satellite imagery allows flexible modeling and frequent coverage (16-18 days).