- Mt Coop Wildlife Research Unit
- (406) 243-4388
32 Campus Dr MS 4464
Missoula MT, 59812
Hannah works on monitoring program design for rare and elusive non-game species with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Nongame Bureau. She is interested in leveraging the information in existing data to help inform management and conservation practices for wildlife. This area of work connects broader interests in natural history, decision tools, citizen science, quantitative population ecology and model-based inference.
Specht, H.M. and T.W. Arnold. 2018. Banding ratios reveal that prairie waterfowl fecundity is affected by climate, density dependence and predator-prey dynamics Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2854-2864. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13186
Specht, H.M., H.T. Reich, F. Iannarilli, M. Edwards, M. Johnson, S. Stapleton, M. Weegman, B. Yohannes and T.W. Arnold. 2017. Occupancy surveys with conditional replicates: An alternative sampling design for rare species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8: 1725–1734. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12842.
Lewandowski, E. and H. Specht. 2015. The influence of volunteer and project characteristics on data quality in volunteer-based biological surveys. Conservation Biology (29):713-723. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12481