Susan R. Salafsky
Ecologist/Graduate Research Assistant
USDA Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Research Station
Forestry Sciences Laboratory
3200 SW Jefferson Way, 297D
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Also see Susan's CSU home page.
- Research scientist.
- With my research I want to make a significant contribution to the field of conservation by developing innovative and practical solutions needed to balance sustainable natural resource use with the preservation of biodiversity and ecosystem integrity.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
- The influence of habitat quality on northern goshawk reproduction: implications for forest management.
Salafsky, S. R. and D. L. Hansen. In press. The northern goshawk in California. In: B. Woodbridge, D. L. Hansen, J. Dunk, R. T. Reynolds, and S. R. Salafsky, technical coordinators. Chapter 2 in The northern goshawk in California: a technical assessment of its ecology and status. Technical Report. USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, Yreka, CA.
Salafsky, S.R. In press. Population ecology. In: B. Woodbridge, D. L. Hansen, J. Dunk, R. T. Reynolds, and S. R. Salafsky, technical coordinators. Chapter 4 in The northern goshawk in California: a technical assessment of its ecology and status. Technical Report. USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, Yreka, CA.
ANTICIPATED OUTCOME OF CURRENT EFFORTS
- Establishment of a multi-species approach for sustaining forested ecosystems.
- Determination of the factor(s) that influence habitat use and, ultimately, limit goshawk populations.
- An understanding of the relationship between goshawks and their habitat and how forest management practices affect that habitat, and in turn, goshawks, their prey, and other wildlife.
- A framework for evaluating goshawk habitat quality and guidelines for habitat restoration.
- Translation of sound scientific knowledge into practical management strategies for land managers.