California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Methods for Assessing Pika Distribution and Population Status

The CPC Committee held a meeting on July 1, 2010, for California pika researchers to discuss survey protocols and monitoring methods for pika. An assessment of areas where monitoring and surveys are needed was made, and methods for safely handling pikas during field research were discussed.

Presentation List

The Science Locator Project
Sean Finn, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
(web application demonstration)

Surveying Spatial Distribution: Developing a Standard Rapid Assessment Method for American Pika (PDF)
Connie Millar, USDA Forest Service

Monitoring Temporal Status of American Pika Populations; Developing a Standard Approach
Toni Lyn Morelli, University of California, Berkeley
(presentation not available)

Sampling Design For Estimating Density, Occupancy, And Habitat Associations Of Alpine Mammals In The Sierra Nevada And White Mountains (PDF)
Rob Klinger, USGS Western Ecological Research Center

Updates on Methods for Handling American Pika in Native Environments; Opportunities and Challenges for Research and Monitoring (PDF)
Janet Foley, Katryna Fleer, and Peter Pascoe University of California, Davis
Deanna Clifford, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Toni Lyn Morelli, University of California, Berkeley