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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291513
Title:
Effects of burning on birds in mesquite-grassland
Author:
Reynolds, Michael Clair, 1971-
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 investigated the effects of winter prescribed burning on relative abundance and species richness of birds in mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa)-grassland at the Welder Wildlife Foundation Refuge, Texas, from June 1995 to August 1996. Relative abundance (P=0.246) and species richness (P=0.622) of breeding birds were not different, but mourning doves (Zendaida macroura) (P=0.058) and great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus) (P=0.084) increased, and black-bellied whistling ducks (Dendrocygna autumnalis) (P=0.040) declined in burned treatments. Relative abundance of wintering birds was greater (P=0.002) in burned treatments, but species richness was not different (P=0.602). Mourning doves (P < 0.001) and savannah sparrows (Passerculus sandwichensis) (P=0.001) increased, but grasshopper sparrows (Ammondramus savannarum) (P=0.009), Le Conte's sparrows (Ammondramus leconteii) (P=0.001), and sedge wrens (Cistothorus platensis) (P=0.001) declined in burned treatments in winter.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Agriculture, Range Management.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Krausman, Paul R.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEffects of burning on birds in mesquite-grasslanden_US
dc.creatorReynolds, Michael Clair, 1971-en_US
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Michael Clair, 1971-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 investigated the effects of winter prescribed burning on relative abundance and species richness of birds in mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa)-grassland at the Welder Wildlife Foundation Refuge, Texas, from June 1995 to August 1996. Relative abundance (P=0.246) and species richness (P=0.622) of breeding birds were not different, but mourning doves (Zendaida macroura) (P=0.058) and great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus) (P=0.084) increased, and black-bellied whistling ducks (Dendrocygna autumnalis) (P=0.040) declined in burned treatments. Relative abundance of wintering birds was greater (P=0.002) in burned treatments, but species richness was not different (P=0.602). Mourning doves (P < 0.001) and savannah sparrows (Passerculus sandwichensis) (P=0.001) increased, but grasshopper sparrows (Ammondramus savannarum) (P=0.009), Le Conte's sparrows (Ammondramus leconteii) (P=0.001), and sedge wrens (Cistothorus platensis) (P=0.001) declined in burned treatments in winter.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Range Management.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.advisorKrausman, Paul R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1386627en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b3755590xen_US
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