For many years, the GONm (a French non-profit organization) has been monitoring populations of Kentish plovers (Anarhynchus alexandrinus) breeding on the coasts of Normandy. In this project, I analyzed the GONm’s data to assess population trends, and estimate individual’s survival and fecundity, over the past 12 years. Then, I ran a population viability analysis to compare the performance of alternative species management strategies. Finally, I performed statistical power tests and provided guidance to help the GONm improve their monitoring design for this species.
Project’s Status: Completed. A report, soon available, has been redacted.