Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291488
Title:
Sonoran pronghorn use of habitat in southwest Arizona
Author:
Hughes, Keith Scott, 1965-
Issue Date:
1991
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:
From April 1988 to August 1988 and from March 1989 to August 1989 I studied habitat utilization of the endangered Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southwestern Arizona. Pronghorn groups were small (x = 2.5) and dispersed widely throughout the study area. I never saw Sonoran pronghorns drinking water. Cacti were the major diet components in the dry seasons. Forbs were the major diet component in the wet season. Cover, plants, and vertical obstruction was generally greater in occupied areas than in unoccupied areas. Plants in occupied areas were higher in protein than plants in unoccupied areas. The percentage of indigestible material (e.g., cellulose) in plants from occupied areas was generally less than in unoccupied areas. My data represent the characteristics of vegetation in areas used by Sonoran pronghorn. They could be applied in an intensive habitat management program to improve the quality of pronghorn habitat.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Smith, Norman S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSonoran pronghorn use of habitat in southwest Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorHughes, Keith Scott, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Keith Scott, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_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.abstractFrom April 1988 to August 1988 and from March 1989 to August 1989 I studied habitat utilization of the endangered Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southwestern Arizona. Pronghorn groups were small (x = 2.5) and dispersed widely throughout the study area. I never saw Sonoran pronghorns drinking water. Cacti were the major diet components in the dry seasons. Forbs were the major diet component in the wet season. Cover, plants, and vertical obstruction was generally greater in occupied areas than in unoccupied areas. Plants in occupied areas were higher in protein than plants in unoccupied areas. The percentage of indigestible material (e.g., cellulose) in plants from occupied areas was generally less than in unoccupied areas. My data represent the characteristics of vegetation in areas used by Sonoran pronghorn. They could be applied in an intensive habitat management program to improve the quality of pronghorn habitat.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.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.advisorSmith, Norman S.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346411en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27226372en_US
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