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Effects of local shoreline and subestuary watershed condition on waterbird use influences of geography scale and season in the Chesapeake Bay

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2010
End Date
2014

Citation

Prosser, D.J., Nagel, J.L., Howlin, S., Marbán, P.R., Day, D.D. and Erwin, R.M., 2017, Effects of local shoreline and subestuary watershed condition on waterbird use influences of geography scale and season in the Chesapeake Bay: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7QR4V9M.

Summary

This dataset is comprised of six files related to waterbird surveys and resulting Index of Waterbird Community Integrity (IWCI) scores in 21 subestuaries of the Chesapeake Bay from 2010-2014. Two .csv files (1 data file: Prosser et al 2017_IWCI Results MS_Bird Survey Raw Data.csv, 1 definitions file: Prosser et al 2017_IWCI Results MS_Bird Survey Raw Data_Definitions.csv) contain data related to raw waterbird survey data from two seasons (summer and fall). Two .csv files (1 data file: Prosser et al 2017_IWCI Results MS_Species List.csv, 1 definitions file: Prosser et al 2017_IWCI Results MS_Species List_Definitions.csv) contain data related to 60+ Chesapeake waterbird species observed in surveys and their species attribute and IWCI [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Diann J Prosser
Originator :
Diann J Prosser, Jessica L Nagel, Shay Howlin, Paul R Marban, Daniel D Day, R Michael Erwin
Metadata Contact :
Diann J Prosser
publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

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Prosser et al 2017_IWCI Results MS_Bird Survey Raw Data.csv
“Bird Survey Raw Data”
912.88 KB
Prosser et al 2017_IWCI Results MS_Bird Survey Raw Data_Definitions.csv
“Definitions for Bird Survey Raw Data”
1.3 KB
Prosser et al 2017_IWCI Results MS_Scores & Delineations by Site.csv
“IWCI scores & Delineations”
5.43 KB
Prosser et al 2017_IWCI Results MS_Scores & Delineations by Site_Definitions.csv
“Definitions for IWCI scores & Delineations”
50.83 KB
Prosser et al 2017_IWCI Results MS_Species List.csv
“Species List”
7.17 KB
Prosser et al 2017_IWCI Results MS_Species List_Definitions.csv
“Definitions for Species List”
3.53 KB
Prosser_IP083652_IWCIResults.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

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Purpose

This study examines whether waterbird community integrity in Chesapeake Bay subestuaries is influenced by shoreline hardening and land use characteristics at three geographic scales: (1) the local subestuary shoreline scale characterized by seven shoreline types: bulkhead, riprap, developed, natural marsh, Phragmites-dominated marsh, sandy beach, and forest; (2) the local 500m landscape scale surrounding the shoreline edge; and (3) the regional watershed scale. We employed an Index of Waterbird Community Integrity (IWCI) based on each species’ sensitivity to disturbance to characterize the waterbird community for each subestuary and then used multivariate models to examine variation in index scores at the three geographic scales. These data may support management decisions related to future shoreline development and its possible effects on waterbird community integrity in Chesapeake Bay.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7QR4V9M

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