Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291823
Title:
The status of Palmer's agave at Coronado National Memorial
Author:
Hawks, Michelle Macy, 1972-
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:
The status of the Palmer's agave (Agave palmeri) population at Coronado National Memorial was determined by studying recruitment, herbivory and flowering. Data was collected during the summers of 1995 and 1996. Baseline information was found that will aide in comparisons about the population in the future. The population structure was found to have a large number of younger individuals with a high mortality rate. The older age classes had a much lower mortality rate. The affect of grazing was examined as one of the possible impacts to this specific population. There were no significant differences in recruitment, flowering or herbivory between areas exposed to grazing versus areas not exposed to grazing. Palmer's agave is a long-lived species that will require several years of monitoring its population to get a better understanding of the factors that determine its population dynamics.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Botany.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Halvorson, William L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe status of Palmer's agave at Coronado National Memorialen_US
dc.creatorHawks, Michelle Macy, 1972-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHawks, Michelle Macy, 1972-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.abstractThe status of the Palmer's agave (Agave palmeri) population at Coronado National Memorial was determined by studying recruitment, herbivory and flowering. Data was collected during the summers of 1995 and 1996. Baseline information was found that will aide in comparisons about the population in the future. The population structure was found to have a large number of younger individuals with a high mortality rate. The older age classes had a much lower mortality rate. The affect of grazing was examined as one of the possible impacts to this specific population. There were no significant differences in recruitment, flowering or herbivory between areas exposed to grazing versus areas not exposed to grazing. Palmer's agave is a long-lived species that will require several years of monitoring its population to get a better understanding of the factors that determine its population dynamics.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Botany.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.advisorHalvorson, William L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1385755en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b37475034en_US
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