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The Conservation Opportunity Areas (COAs) for Tennessee capture populations of GCN species and high quality habitats, and as appropriate, define the geographically relevant framework for achieving conservation outcomes. The COAs currently designed for Tennessee are large geographies, with the expectation that further prioritization and goal setting for specific habitat outcomes can be achieved within them through collaborations with partners on shared objectives. While designing the COAs for Tennessee, the planning team considered three major attributes: GCN habitat priority, the problems affecting the habitats, and the on-the-ground opportunities to implement conservation actions.
A bald eagle survey protocol specific to LACL was developed and implemented in 1999. Intensive surveys to locate new nests and check the status of existing nests will be conducted in 3 survey areas on a yearly rotational basis. In 2001, the bald eagle early occupancy surveys (EOS) were conducted on nests known to be active or occupied during 2000 and 1999. The late productivity surveys (LPS) were conducted utilizing the active and occupied nests found during the 2001 EOS.
An online database allowing users to search 21 journals as well as theses and dissertations pertaining to ornithology. One reference to use to look at long-term records for bird species recorded in North American Birds (formerly Birde Lore, Audubon Field Notes and American Birds).
Categories: Publication; Types: Citation; Tags: Birds, Monitoring 1-Changes in Plant and Animal Distribution: Fauna
Harvesting influences functional identity and diversity over time in forests of the northeastern U.S.A.
Concern over global environmental change and associated uncertainty has given rise to greater emphasis on fostering resilience through forest management. We examined the impact of standard silvicultural systems (including clearcutting, shelterwood, and selection) compared with unharvested controls on tree functional identity and functional diversity in three forest types distributed across the northeastern United States. Sites included the Argonne, Bartlett, and Penobscot Experimental Forests located in Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Maine, respectively. We quantified functional trait means for leaf mass per area, specific gravity, maximum height, height achieved at 20 years, seed mass, drought tolerance, shade tolerance,...
Training points collected in the field between 2012 and 2013 were grouped into 18 classes: Forested Burn (66), Foothill Woodland Steppe Transition (73), Greasewood Flat (73), Greasewood Steppe (239), Greasewood Sage Steppe (277), Great Plains Badlands (166), Great Plains Riparian (255), Low Density Sage Steppe (776), Medium Density Sage Steppe (783), Mixed Grass Prairie (555), Mixed Grass Prairie Burned (278), Ponderosa Pine Woodland and Shrubland (512), Riparian Floodplain (223), Semi-Desert Grassland (103), Sparsely Vegetated Mixed Shrub (252), Silver Sage Flat (70) , Silver Sage Steppe (64), and Water (246). When insufficient field data were available for a class, we augmented it through photointerpretation of...
Using funds from an NRDAR settlement, FWS obligated $557,810 ($2011) to TNC of Massachusetts for the purchase of permanent conservation easements on approximately 200 acres of riparian lands along the Housatonic River in Salisbury, Connecticut. Conservation of riparian habitat will help to (1) protect water quality; (2) protect nesting habitat for migratory songbirds and other wildlife, including several rare and endangered plants, turtles, salamanders and dragonflies; and (3) maintain the scenic, agrarian character of the region. These efforts provide a beneficial tradeoff from the harm to the river and associated wildlife caused by historical polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contamination. Economic Impacts of...
Conclusions:The Sprague's pipit tends to occupy native grassland habitats containing very little or no woody vegetation, with non-native areas populated to a significantly lower extentThresholds/Learnings:
Conclusions:Owls avoided agricultural lands (due to prey availability), used grass-forb areas for foraging, and avoided croplands and grazed pasture. 95% of all movements occurred within 600 meters of the nest burrows.Thresholds/Learnings:At a minimum, a 600m radius should be maintained around burrowing owl nests in order to ensure the survival of burrowing owls
Nashville Warbler - VizBand/Land AIC Model Selection Created: 17-May-2011 Nashville Warbler annual capture rate of adult (ADULT) individuals (log transformed) ranged between -0.233 and +2.357 with a mean value of +1.062 and a median value of +1.045. ________________________________________ Model 1 (3 parameters) Nashville Warbler annual capture rate of adult (ADULT) individuals (log transformed) was a function of: a) NLCD06CO2KP (-0.03933) - percent coniferous forest cover, 990m-resolution in a landscape context of 2km radius, ranged between +9.653 and +23.455 (95% CL) with a mean value of +16.554 and a median value of +18.030, b) STRMNET5K (+0.04352) - stream density (percent of pixels), 990m-resolution in a landscape...
Midwest MAPS Stations that operated 4 or more years between 1992 and 2008. Stations are classified by three categories of ability to effectively monitor priority species of continental concern and whether they were active in 2011. High Medium Total number of Species Captured >=15 >=10 Mean Capture Rate of Priority Species >=0.5 >=0.4 Total Number of Priority Species >=8 >=6 Percentage of Priority Species >=20 >=10 Other stations may be directed at restoration or single species MAPS Website
Pacific-slope Flycatcher station lifetime productivity (STAPI) (log transformed) ranged between -0.034 and +0.606 with a mean value of +0.286 and a median value of +0.247. ________________________________________ Model 1 (3 parameters) Pacific-slope Flycatcher station lifetime productivity (STAPI) (log transformed) was a function of: a) INTERCEPT (0.3022), b) NLCD06AF90P (+0.01874) - percent all forest cover, 90m-resolution(3x aggregation of 30m-resolution), ranged between -1.901 and +6.011 (95% CL) with a mean value of +2.055 and a median value of +2.494, c) NLCD06IM33P (-0.02730) - percent impervious cover, 990m-resolution (33x aggregation of 30m-resolution), ranged between -1.057 and +5.084 (95% CL) with...
Distribution of hite-eyed Vireo mean adult day of capture at MAPS stations during the period 1992-2008 throughout Midwestern states (plus 250km buffer).
Habitat ranges for various native Hawaiian forest birds.
Habitat ranges for various native Hawaiian forest birds.
Current density (birds per hectare) model of Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) using a Boosted Regression Tree model (Hastie & Tibshirani 2000) informed by breeding season avian point count data, modeled vegetation types, and climate data from PRISM (Daly et al. 2004) averaged for the years 1971-2000.
Bird survey routes in Craig County, OK
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Integrating telemetry data into spatial capture–recapture modifies inferences on multi‐scale resource selection
Abstract (from ESA): Estimating population size and resource selection functions (RSFs) are common approaches in applied ecology for addressing wildlife conservation and management objectives. Traditionally such approaches have been undertaken separately with different sources of data. Spatial capture–recapture (SCR) provides a hierarchical framework for jointly estimating density and multi‐scale resource selection, and data integration techniques provide opportunities for improving inferences from SCR models. Despite the added benefits, there have been few applications of SCR‐RSF integration, potentially due to complexities of specifying and fitting such models. Here, we extend a previous integrated SCR‐RSF model...