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Full Participation in IWMM Equals Full Benefits!

Integrated Waterbird Management and Monitoring (IWMM) provides managers a transparent and defensible conservation decision-making framework linked across multiple scales.  This conservation approach integrates monitoring, modeling and decision support to optimize local wetland management while supporting [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

Database News!

Database Developments: Reporting Tools and Download Functionality Have Arrived! On October 12, IWMM presented the third in a series of training webinars to get IWMM users oriented to our online database. This training focused specifically [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

More Than Birds: Note on the IWMM Database

Vegetation Survey Waterbird surveys over the migration and wintering periods have coincided with wetland management efforts for decades. However, bird counts alone cannot be linked to habitat conditions and management actions. Recording habitat [...]

By |March 17th, 2016|Categories: News|1 Comment

Getting started with IWMM

Establishing Survey Units and Observation Points The first step in getting started with IWMM is to define your survey unit where waterbird counts, unit conditions, annual vegetation assessments and the recording of management actions will [...]

By |November 30th, 2015|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

Framework Versus Manual: Which Do I Use

The IWMM Monitoring Protocol was developed as a rapid assessment of habitat conditions and waterbird use at wetlands during the non-breeding period. During an extensive pilot phase, the protocols were tested via two validation studies [...]

By |November 30th, 2015|Categories: Protocols|0 Comments

IWMM Migration Model Available in Peer-reviewed Journal, Ecological Applications

This manuscript describes a mechanistic model of bird migration based on a bio-energetic approach is designed to be used widely by bird conservation partnerships. The unique aspect of this approach is that it allows us [...]

By |November 5th, 2015|Categories: News|5 Comments