A Historical Assessment of Avian Presence and Absence in Montezuma's Castle National Monument

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Title:
A Historical Assessment of Avian Presence and Absence in Montezuma's Castle National Monument
Author:
Palacios, Laura Marie
Issue Date:
2013
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:
Historical data are a vital and underused resource for monitoring long term trends of species over time. In this assessment, eleven avian count surveys at Montezuma’s Castle National Monument were examined to determine the avian species presence or absence trends during the past 93 years from 1916-2009. The surveys also assisted in the identification of bird species in the park that were of possible management concern. The study correctly identified the known arrival of invasive species into Arizona, but found no other changes in presence or absence status that are of current management concern. The use of these data is an important first step in establishing that the avian species at this park are stable and presently of low concern.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Mannan, R. William

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA Historical Assessment of Avian Presence and Absence in Montezuma's Castle National Monumenten_US
dc.creatorPalacios, Laura Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorPalacios, Laura Marieen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
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.abstractHistorical data are a vital and underused resource for monitoring long term trends of species over time. In this assessment, eleven avian count surveys at Montezuma’s Castle National Monument were examined to determine the avian species presence or absence trends during the past 93 years from 1916-2009. The surveys also assisted in the identification of bird species in the park that were of possible management concern. The study correctly identified the known arrival of invasive species into Arizona, but found no other changes in presence or absence status that are of current management concern. The use of these data is an important first step in establishing that the avian species at this park are stable and presently of low concern.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNatural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMannan, R. William-
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