Since 2004, BAM has focused on producing data products and research to support the conservation of boreal birds. BAM's work to develop a large database and the methods to support data integration is at the foundation of our success. Through collaboration, BAM has produced data-driven and rigourous science to guide management efforts and policy-making to ensure that boreal bird populations are conserved into the future.
- Avian data: Assembled point count data for boreal and hemi-boreal North America from >180 projects, >10 million bird survey records, and >250,000 locations, including Breeding Bird Survey and provincial Atlases (Barker et al. 2015).
- Biophysical data: Assembled, evaluated, and documented major sources of remote-sensed biophysical data for vegetation, productivity, climate, and disturbance data. This includes the Common Attribute Schema for Forest Resource Inventory data (CASFRI), which synthesized 20 corporate, provincial, territorial and federal forest resource inventories into a single harmonized database (Cumming et al. 2010, 2014a, Cosco 2011).
- Statistical methodology: Developed statistical methods to improve density estimates derived from point count data, harmonize data collected using different point count protocols, and integrate data collected using Acoustic Recording Units (Matsuoka et al. 2012, Sólymos et al. 2013, 2018b, Van Wilgenburg et al. 2017).
- Intellectual capacity: BAM has actively cultivated a high degree of rigour, credibility and innovation. The resulting scientific expertise represents expert advice and technical support for monitoring, SAR, sector impacts (forestry, energy, agriculture) and environmental assessment issues in boreal forest.