Large-scale vegetation features affecting the distribution and abundance of grassland birds

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Title:
Large-scale vegetation features affecting the distribution and abundance of grassland birds
Author:
Lloyd, John David, 1973-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © 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.
Abstract:
I predicted the likely effects of fire on the abundance of grassland birds by determining which vegetal features influenced the distribution and abundance of grassland birds at the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. Abundance of pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus) (r² = 0.363), Lucy's warbler (Vermivora luciae) (r² = 0.348), and total abundance of birds (r² = 0.358) was positively correlated with increasing density of mesquite (Prosopis velutina), whereas abundance of cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicappillus) (r² = 0.452) was negatively correlated with increasing mesquite density. Abundance of loggerhead shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus) (r² = 0.693) was positively correlated with increasing environmental patchiness. Fire is likely to reduce the density of mesquite, thus I predict that those species positively correlated with mesquite density will decline following fire whereas species negatively correlated with mesquite density will benefit.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable natural resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Mannan, R. William

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleLarge-scale vegetation features affecting the distribution and abundance of grassland birdsen_US
dc.creatorLloyd, John David, 1973-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLloyd, John David, 1973-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_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 predicted the likely effects of fire on the abundance of grassland birds by determining which vegetal features influenced the distribution and abundance of grassland birds at the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. Abundance of pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus) (r² = 0.363), Lucy's warbler (Vermivora luciae) (r² = 0.348), and total abundance of birds (r² = 0.358) was positively correlated with increasing density of mesquite (Prosopis velutina), whereas abundance of cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicappillus) (r² = 0.452) was negatively correlated with increasing mesquite density. Abundance of loggerhead shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus) (r² = 0.693) was positively correlated with increasing environmental patchiness. Fire is likely to reduce the density of mesquite, thus I predict that those species positively correlated with mesquite density will decline following fire whereas species negatively correlated with mesquite density will benefit.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable natural resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMannan, R. Williamen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1385741en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b37460080en_US
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