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A bit of wildlife science ...

Modeling species, habitats, and ecological functions:

Birds and more birds:

A snag in the system? Visit:

  • The DecAID Advisor ... for forest managers ... the decayed wood advisor for managing snags, partially dead trees, and down wood for biodiversity in forests of Washington and Oregon.
  • About DecAID Advisor (625 KB PDF) 

Marcot, B. G., and J. L. Ohmann. 2006. If a tree falls in the woods, who will measure it? DecAID decayed wood advisor. Science Findings (USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Jonathan Thompson, Science Writer) 83(May):1-5.

Readings and writings on wildlife ecology & management:

... some wildlife & eco-culture ...

Ecology Picture of the Week -- EPOW ... Every week view an exciting new photo and story about our amazing planet! ... With links to Google Earth

How many recycled newspapers does it take to save a tree? Weed it and reap. 

Owls in lore and culture. [This is the early version of this essay later published as a book chapter ... but with my updated owl myth stories from India, Africa, and North America.] 

What is the appropriate role of modeling in resource management agencies? Here is one person's rather wry, if not sardonic, answer (maybe a little "ham on wry"). 

A Brief Glossary of Ecological Terms. Not your standard scientific dictionary.


... and some field adventures.

India -- images, stories, publications

Congo -- images, stories, publications

Alaska -- images, stories, publications

Human and Ecological Communities of Inner Mongolia, China: A System in Stress ... or, What I Saw When I Went To Inner Mongolia.

Islands of Sub-Antarctica: What I Saw When I Went To The Chathams (a New Zealand adventure).

Does a hairy non-human anthropoid roam the dark woods of the Pacific Northwest? Here is one wildlife biologist's interpretation of the evidence... 

    ...including a weird side trip to remote northeast India to explore for the Mande Barung... 

A sustainable plan for conserving forest biodiversity in Far East Russia and Northeast China 

Habitat corridors for Siberian tigers (569KB PDF) ... and status of Siberian tiger and Far East leopard populations (21KB PDF).


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