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Susan Salafsky

Volunteer Ecologist

3200 Southwest Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Featured Publications

The northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) is an apex predator in most forests in the United States and Canada. Natural resource managers need information on how 3-dimensional forest structure impacts habitat quality for northern goshawk. Scientists with the Rocky Mountain Research Station are addressing this need by combining 21 years of demographic research with recently acquired high-resolution LiDAR data.
Forest composition and structure strongly influence goshawk habitat selection and hunting behavior, prey abundance, and goshawk reproduction and survival. Research by the Rocky Mountain Research Station is providing insights into how to disperse and sustain habitats of plants and animals in the goshawk food web in large landscapes.

RMRS Science Program Areas: 
Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystems