UNH Speakers Bureau

Loons in New Hampshire: Doing Quite Well, Thank You

 

Program Description:

This talk will focus on the last 25 years of information about the survival and distribution of the common loon throughout New Hampshire. Maps, generated using GIS (Geographical Information System), will be used to show population growth and spread over time. Data collection methods will be reviewed. Trends in the loon population, loon habitat, nesting habits, hatchling survival and dispersion patterns will be presented. Dr. Congalton's talk will conclude with the current status of loons in New Hampshire.


Speaker:

Russell G. Congalton

Russell Congalton, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is a professor of GIS and remote sensing at the University of New Hampshire. He received a Faculty Excellence Award in 2005. His research interests are divided almost equally between basic research on spatial data uncertainty/map accuracy and applied research applying the tools of remote sensing, GIS, and spatial data analysis to solving natural resource problems. These projects have included deer and bear habitat mapping, endangered plant habitat analysis, mapping forest change, fire and fuels management, and eelgrass mapping, to name just a few.

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