Barrow Long-term Breeding Ecology Study (Barrow Shorebirds) (Barrow Shorebirds)

Updated 2012-07-25

To collect contemporary data on shorebird demography and to compare these data to historic information collected at the site. We are attempting to establish an Arctic Shorebird Demography Network patterned after the Barrow site. This is only at the beginning stages.

Time frame

Project time span
1950 -
Data collection
1950 -
Data processing
1950 -
Data reporting
1950 -

Contact information

Contact person
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Richard Lanctot


Parameters and Media

Not specified


Regions studied
Alaska, North Slope

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.

We collect data on shorebird species breeding in the area. This includes nesting density, shorebird species composition, adult survival, nest success, brood survival, site fidelity, and natal philopatry. We also collect corrolary data such as snow melt-off, predator numbers, lemming numbers, and insect abundance and phenology.

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)

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project

Based at study plots along the road system outside of Barrow

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