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Title:Conservation of Grassland Birds in an Agricultural Landscape: The Importance of Habitat Availability and Demography
Author(s):Kershner, Eric Lowell
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Warner, Richard E.
Department / Program:Natural Resrouces and Environmental Sciences
Discipline:Natural Resrouces and Environmental Sciences
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife
Abstract:The results from this study suggest that the creation of small grassland complexes within an agricultural matrix is an effective conservation strategy. Furthermore, the results underscore the importance of understanding how life history traits influence population demography and emphasize the importance of surrounding farmland, especially for post-breeding females and post-fledging juveniles. Additional experimental creation of more isolated grassland tracts would help test the hypothesis that clusters of nearby grasslands are preferable to more isolated tracts.
Issue Date:2001
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:97 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/83073
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3017117
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001


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