US Arctic Program for Regional and International Shorebird Monitoring (PRISM) (PRISM)

Updated 2012-07-25

To collect contemporary data on the distribution, abundance and trends in abundance of Arctic-breeding shorebirds. Main gaps: No long term funding available to continue to conduct these surveys.

Time frame

Project time span
not specified
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
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Richard Lanctot


Parameters and Media

Not specified


Regions studied

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

1998 to present. Surveys are conducted in Alaska and Canada when funds are available. To date, surveys have been conducted on the North Slope of Alaska and to a limited degree on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Selawik NWR, Alaska Maritime NWR and Alaska Peninsula/Becharoff NWR (all in 2002).

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

PRISM committee, organized via the US Shorebird Conservation Plan Council, Susan Skagen, chair. Networks: Program for Regional and International Shorebird Monitoring (PRISM) (PRISM)

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project


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