Influence of the Hayden-Rhodes aqueduct on use of habitat by desert mule deer

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Title:
Influence of the Hayden-Rhodes aqueduct on use of habitat by desert mule deer
Author:
Domler, Laurie Ann, 1960-
Issue Date:
1995
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 studied 1,472 locations of desert mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus crooki) (1M, 6F) before completion of the Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct (HRA) (pre-HRA, 1981-1984), and 2,300 locations (6M, 10F) after completion of the Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct (post-HRA, 1989-1991) to examine habitat use. I used a Geographic Information System to measure and analyze deer locations by season, sex, and year. I compared home-range size, distance to water catchments, distance to washes, vegetation use versus availability and deer interactions ≤1 km from the canal between the periods. Home-range sizes did not change significantly (P≤0.05) as a result of completion and operation of the HRA. Deer were closer to water catchments in the warmer seasons before completion of the HRA, but farther from water in the warmer seasons after completion of the HRA. Deer locations ≤1 km from the HRA increased after completion and operation of the HRA. Deer were probably relying on areas ≤1 km from the canal for forage and thermal cover.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Environmental Sciences.; Agriculture, Range Management.
Degree Name:
M.Sc.
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.titleInfluence of the Hayden-Rhodes aqueduct on use of habitat by desert mule deeren_US
dc.creatorDomler, Laurie Ann, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDomler, Laurie Ann, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_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 1,472 locations of desert mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus crooki) (1M, 6F) before completion of the Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct (HRA) (pre-HRA, 1981-1984), and 2,300 locations (6M, 10F) after completion of the Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct (post-HRA, 1989-1991) to examine habitat use. I used a Geographic Information System to measure and analyze deer locations by season, sex, and year. I compared home-range size, distance to water catchments, distance to washes, vegetation use versus availability and deer interactions ≤1 km from the canal between the periods. Home-range sizes did not change significantly (P≤0.05) as a result of completion and operation of the HRA. Deer were closer to water catchments in the warmer seasons before completion of the HRA, but farther from water in the warmer seasons after completion of the HRA. Deer locations ≤1 km from the HRA increased after completion and operation of the HRA. Deer were probably relying on areas ≤1 km from the canal for forage and thermal cover.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Range Management.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.Sc.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.proquest1378297en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b338472659en_US
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