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Tuesday, February 7 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Poster Display. Monitoring Data, Decision Support Tools and the Midwest Avian Data Center

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AUTHORS: Gareth Rowell, National Park Service, Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network; Katie Koch, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Migratory Bird Program

ABSTRACT: The Midwest Avian Data Center (MWADC) provides the latest technology and expertise for managing and exploring bird monitoring data to support avian conservation in the Midwest. Web-based data management tools at MWADC allow biologists and citizen scientists to manage bird monitoring projects from virtually anywhere. A data management application, called MyMWADC, is available through the MWADC website and access to MyMWADC is granted through an online registration process. Creating a new project requires direct communication with system managers and the project must be based on a monitoring protocol. Once these tasks are completed, users may be granted one or more of the following roles: Project Leader (manages sampling design, protocol selection and permissions), Biologist (data manager), and Analyst (which includes online applications interfaced with R). MWADC users can also explore regional bird monitoring datasets by way of decision support tools (DSTs). DSTs are data-oriented interactive tools that allow you to explore bird monitoring data geographically and seasonally. The map-based DST, for example, allows you to explore occurrence data for individual species or groups of species using Breeding Bird Survey data, eBird data and dozens of other datasets. The histogram tool allows you to see seasonal abundance for one or more years for one or more Midwestern bird species over various regions and states . Other tools allow you to explore demography, diversity and population trends. MWADC draws on the knowledge of over 30 bird conservation partner organizations to bring together the latest expertise in the application of monitoring data for avian conservation.

Tuesday February 7, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Lancaster Ballroom

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