Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC) produces innovative science to support natural resource management and meet our nation’s most pressing conservation challenges.
PWRC research topics include bird population dynamics, ecotoxicology, and the development of quantitative & decision analysis tools. We conduct several national programs, including the Bird Banding Lab and the Breeding Bird Survey.
USGS Patuxent scientists are providing managers with tools for improving detection and for proactively mitigating the impacts of amphibian diseases.More info
If you enjoy finding tadpoles in ponds, you already know frogs are sensitive to water conditions in some way. This new study explores that sensitivity, asking how amphibians across North America are responding to altered climatic conditions.Read Publication
Jenn Malpass, Biologist at the Bird Banding Lab Travels the Eastern US to Present Updates to Partners.
As wildlife diseases increase globally, an understanding of host-pathogen relationships can elucidate avenues for management and improve conservation efficacy. Amphibians are among the most threatened groups of wildlife, and disease is a major factor in global amphibian declines.
The BBL welcomes a new group of students with differing abilities to start employment training as part of the STEP-UP program.
Movement ecology of reintroduced migratory Whooping Cranes
No abstract available.Teitelbaum, Claire S.; Converse, Sarah J.; Fagan, William F.; Mueller, Thomas
Reproduction and reproductive strategies relevant to management of Whooping Cranes ex situ
Due to the small population size (∼400 birds) and continuing threats to wild Whooping Cranes (Grus americana), an ex situ (captive) population is maintained to contribute to the recovery of the species. The goals of the captive breeding program are to provide opportunity for research and birds for reintroduction. However, reproduction...Songsasen, Nucharin; Converse, Sarah J.; Brown, Megan
Population dynamics of reintroduced Whooping Cranes
Because of the small size and restricted range of the Aransas-Wood Buffalo Population, reintroduction is a prominent element of the recovery effort to ensure persistence of Whooping Cranes (Grus americana). A fundamental objective of all Whooping Crane reintroduction efforts is the establishment of a self-sustaining population. Therefore...Converse, Sarah J.; Servanty, Sabrina; Moore, Clinton T.; Runge, Michael C.