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Wetland birds of the Prairie Pothole Region of North and South Dakota, 1995-1997, data release


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Elliott, L.H., Igl, L.D., and Johnson, D.H., 2019, Wetland birds of the Prairie Pothole Region of North and South Dakota, 1995-1997, data release: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The data set consists of data collected in 1995, 1996, and 1997 in wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota and South Dakota. The data were summarized and used in the analysis for two publications in peer-reviewed journals. The data consists of one data set that includes bird abundance and richness data, wetland class (temporary, seasonal, semipermanent, permanent, alkali), and wetland type (private or federal). In conjunction with surveys of wetland birds, the following wetland variables also were recorded: wetland size, date, local-level habitat variables (percent coverage of open water, emergent vegetation, wet meadow, and shoreline/mudflat), and landscape-level habitat variables (percent cover of grassland, hayland, [...]


Point of Contact :
Lawrence D Igl
Originator :
Lisa H. Elliott, Lawrence D Igl, Douglas H Johnson
Metadata Contact :
Lawrence D Igl
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
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Wetland_Bird_Study_1995to1997_Dataset.csv 402.54 KB
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The primary objectives of this study were 1) to examine the relationship between habitat heterogeneity and species richness after accounting for habitat area in glacially formed wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region in North America, and 2) to determine how habitat associations vary across regions and then to determine if models developed in one region can be applied to other regions.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P94GV3LC

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