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Title: Population and Landscape Ecology of Northern Bobwhites on Florida Rangelands
Year: 2010
Author(s): Martin, J. A.
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Source Type: Thesis
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Abstract: Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) evolved under natural disturbance regimes that constantly changed and recreated the environment. Due to antrhopogenic influences, many ecosystems are different today and bobwhites likely are affected in unpredicted ways by disturbances. I investigated how disturbance size (i.e. prescribed fire size) affects bobwhite survival, reproduction, and abundance. Furthermore, I investigated nest habitat selection at multiple scales and described the ecology of bobwhites on an altered agriculture landscape. My results suggest that fire size does affect bobwhite demography and should be considered by habitat managers. I offer evidence that bobwhites fair better on pastureland than previously thought.
Publisher: Warnell School of Forestry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA