Research Topics Wildlife & Fish
About this Research:
Wildlife and Fish
Marine and Terrestrial Habitat Relationships
Our geographically extensive and long-term data sets in both the marine and terrestrial habitats of the murrelet are unique. It has provided us the opportunity to model the habitat requirements of this special species at a landscape scale.
The use of Geographic Information Systems continues to improve our at-sea and forest research. Analyses continue to look at habitat relationships, including possible differences in offshore habitat use by juvenile versus adult murrelets in northern California.
- Miller, S.L. and C.J. Ralph. 1995. Relationship of Marbled Murrelets with habitat characteristics at inland sites in California. pp. 205-218 in Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-152. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- Miller, S.L. and C.J. Ralph. 1996. Relationship of Marbled Murrelets with habitat characteristics in redwood forests in northwestern California. pp. 127-130 in LeBlanc, J. (Ed.). Proceedings of the conference on coast redwood forest ecology and management, June 18-20, 1996. 170 pp. Humboldt State University, Arcata, California.
- Meyer, C.B. and S.L. Miller. 2001. Use of fragmented landscapes by Marbled Murrelets for nesting in Southern Oregon. Conservation Biology 16(3):755-766.
- Meyer, C.B., S.L. Miller, and C.J. Ralph. 2002. Multi-scale landscape and seascape patterns associated with Marbled Murrelet nesting areas on the U.S. west coast. Landscape Ecology 17:95-115.
- Miller, S.L., C.B. Meyer, and C.J. Ralph. 2002. Land and seascape patterns associated with Marbled Murrelet abundance offshore. Waterbirds 25(1): 100-108.
- Meyer, C.B., S.L. Miller, and C.J. Ralph. 2004. Logistic regression accuracy across different spatial and temporal scales for a wide-ranging species, the marbled murrelet. Pages 94-106 in S. Huzurbazar, editor. Resource Selection Methods and Applications. Omnipress, Madison, Wisconsin.
- Meyer, C.B., S.L. Miller, and C.J. Ralph. 2004. Stand-scale habitat associations across a large geographic region of an old-growth specialist, the marbled murrelet. Wilson Bulletin 116(3):197-210.
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