This project addressed long-term data-sets of seabird abundance and productivity, environmental conditions and human impacts compiled and archived at the FFS field station.
We compiled and synthesized existing data. Data from 1986-2011 breeding seasons were compiled for 19 seabird species breeding within FFS in a status and trends report.
We reviewed data collection and management practices. The knowledge we gained provides insight for improvement of long-term data management at this and other USFWS remote field stations.
On December 09, 2012 a massive low pressure system produced a violent downdraft ‘microburst’ event that demolished buildings, killed hundreds of birds, and crippled life support systems.
Our findings will inform decisions as the Tern Island Field Station is rebuilt following a recent natural disaster.