Understanding, Preventing, and Mitigating the Negative Effects of Wildlife Collisions with Aircraft, Other Vehicles, and Structures (Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions)
PROJECT GOAL: Generate and disseminate applied ecological information related to developing tools and techniques to reduce wildlife hazards to transportation, particularly civil and military aviation.
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.