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Title:Wild Turkey Ecology in Two Intensively Farmed Landscapes in Central Illinois
Author(s):Hubert, Patrick Dale
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
Subject(s):Biology, Zoology
Abstract:Hens moved long distances between seasonal activity centers and annual range size averaged 712.4 ha. Fall/winter ranges averaged 701.4 ha (SE = 102.3, n = 71) and were larger and more variable than nesting season ranges which averaged 404.0 ha (SE = 36.7, n = 93). Upland forest was preferred during all seasons and at two levels of selection, followed by riparian forest and rural grassland. Row crops, winter wheat, urban grassland, and other/unknown were the least preferred land uses for turkey hens during all periods. Modeling of range size revealed that while many factors interacted to determine annual range size, within seasons hens utilized habitat more specifically, including distinguishing between forest types during the nesting season.
Issue Date:2004
Description:122 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3160892
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2004

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