Wildlife use of two artificial water developments on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Southwestern Arizona.

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Title:
Wildlife use of two artificial water developments on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Southwestern Arizona.
Author:
Cutler, Patricia Leigh,1967-
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
I studied vertebrate use of 2 artificial water developments on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona from March 1994 to August 1995 to assess their use by wildlife, especially regarding endangered Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis). The water developments lie within designated wilderness, and were constructed in the late 1950s specifically for Sonoran pronghorn. I used remote cameras to detect large mammals, live trapping for small mammals, pitfall trapping for reptiles, transect surveys for birds, pond surveys for amphibians, and mist-netting to detect bats. I observed 201 vertebrate species, but Sonoran pronghorn were not detected in remote camera photos. Large mammals, bats, birds, and amphibians used free-standing water, but the distribution of species within all taxa may have been affected by the dense growth of mesquite trees (Prosopis glandulosa) at each site. Maintenance of the sites may not benefit Sonoran pronghorn, and conflicts with wilderness management.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Fisheries.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleWildlife use of two artificial water developments on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Southwestern Arizona.en_US
dc.creatorCutler, Patricia Leigh,1967-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCutler, Patricia Leigh,1967-en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractI studied vertebrate use of 2 artificial water developments on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona from March 1994 to August 1995 to assess their use by wildlife, especially regarding endangered Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis). The water developments lie within designated wilderness, and were constructed in the late 1950s specifically for Sonoran pronghorn. I used remote cameras to detect large mammals, live trapping for small mammals, pitfall trapping for reptiles, transect surveys for birds, pond surveys for amphibians, and mist-netting to detect bats. I observed 201 vertebrate species, but Sonoran pronghorn were not detected in remote camera photos. Large mammals, bats, birds, and amphibians used free-standing water, but the distribution of species within all taxa may have been affected by the dense growth of mesquite trees (Prosopis glandulosa) at each site. Maintenance of the sites may not benefit Sonoran pronghorn, and conflicts with wilderness management.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFisheries.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMorrison, Michael L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKrausman, Paul R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGuertin, D. Phillipen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213449360en_US
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