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Effects of habitat fragmentation on breeding populations of shrubsteppe passerine birds


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Breeding bird surveys in shrubsteppe habitats were conducted at more than100 sites from 1991 through 1995. At each site, we measured local, site-specific vegetation characteristics (% cover; shrub density, shrub height). We also measured large-scale landscape measures of composition and configuration from satellite imagery for each site. Data were used to develop resource selection models for shrubland obligate passerine birds and to estimate the effects of habitat change on bird distribution and abundance. Data are presented as tables in journal articles which are listed as Large Work Citation and Cross References.


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The data were collected as part of a larger study to determine the impacts of disturbance on shrubsteppe habitats and obligate wildlife species.

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