​Stephen Brown

​Vice President, Science


Recent shorebird trend analyses indicate that many Western Hemisphere shorebird species are declining, but we do not fully understand why. The goal of the Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network (ASDN) is to conduct demographic analyses for several target species that will help determine the factors limiting their populations.

The ASDN measures demographic rates like adult survival and productivity and other demographic parameters at various life history stages.

The project is designed to substantially increase our ability to address a wide variety of other science and conservation goals that can only be approached at a regional or global level, such as migratory connectivity studies that require work across the entire range of a species.