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Highlight IDTitleStrategic Program Area(s)YearStation
Photo of An Acadian flycatcher sitting on its nest.  We found that Acadian flycathcer nests failed more oftent at warmer temperatures due to increased nest predation.
ID: 1438
A Warmer Midwest Could Lead to a Common Bird Becoming Less Common

A warmer future may lead to a common midwestern songbird becoming considerably less common because nesting success is predicted to decline with ...

Principal Investigator : Frank R. Thompson

Wildlife and Fish2018NRS
Photo of Numbers indicate the future:current ratio, while colors represent the change class, where red=large decrease (future:current ratio 0.5 & 0.2 & 1.2 & 2.0). Louis Iverson, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
ID: 1074
Forecasts from Multiple Models Provides more Reliable Results

Using multiple models instead of a single model allows researchers to develop more reliable forecasts of future forest change.

Principal Investigator : Frank R. Thompson

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
2016NRS
Photo of Oak savanna and woodlands are being restored through the use of prescribed fire and tree thinning and provide habitat for many birds of conservation concern. Jennifer Reidy, University of Missouri
ID: 652
Many Bird Species Benefit From Oak Savanna Woodland Restoration

Many bird species of conservation concern in the midwestern United States are associated with early successional or open forest conditions that ...

Principal Investigator : Frank R. Thompson

Wildlife and Fish2014NRS
Photo of Models indicate strategically placed habitat restoration is effective at reversing declines of Prairie Warblers whereas randomly placed management is not. Wolfgang Wander, Wikimedia Commons.
ID: 476
Prairie Warbler and Wood Thrush Populations Respond Well to Strategic Conservation Efforts

A Forest Service scientist and his research partners demonstrated the power of landscape-based population viability models by evaluating respons ...

Principal Investigator : Frank R. Thompson

Wildlife and Fish2013NRS
Photo of Forest Service
ID: 63
Research Addresses Decline of Young Forests in Central Hardwood Region

Report details how young forests can be sustainably created and managed in a landscape context

Principal Investigator : Frank R. Thompson

Resource Management and Use
Wildlife and Fish
2012NRS
Photo of Prairie Warbler.
ID: 1249
The importance of forest management to birds affected by climate change

In their ongoing efforts to better understand how bird species will respond to changes in the forest from climate change, Forest Service scienti ...

Principal Investigator : Frank R. Thompson

Wildlife and Fish2017NRS