Faculty Advisor

Bakermans, Marja

Faculty Advisor

Ryder, Elizabeth F.

Abstract

Piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) face many threats, substantially reducing their populations. Conservation strategies have included predator control and symbolic fencing, and complex records of plovers’ reproductive success have been kept for many beaches. In creating an interactive visual database with data from Massachusetts, the data becomes more comprehensible and conclusions can be drawn on the implications of conservation techniques. This information can be used to influence decisions about future conservation efforts at other breeding locations.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Undergraduate Studies

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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