Project Goal and Objectives

Project Goal and Objectives

Understanding, Preventing, and Mitigating the Negative Effects of Wildlife Collisions with Aircraft, Other Vehicles, and Structures (Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions)

PROJECT GOAL: Generate and disseminate ecological information related to wildlife collisions with vehicles and structures, particularly civil and military aircraft.

Objective 1: Understanding and exploiting animal sensory ecology and anti-predator behaviors to reduce animal-vehicle collisions.

Objective 2: Understanding factors influencing attractiveness of airport habitats to wildlife.

Objective 3: Understanding and quantifying bird movements on and near airports.

Objective 4: Developing strike-risk estimation techniques.

Objective 5: Understanding the broad effects of vehicle strikes on animal communities.

 


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