Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. John McCarty
Dr. LaReesa Wolfenbarger
In agroecosystems birds use fragmented grasslands which are saturated by numerous nest predators. Multiple predator threats should increase nest predation, but predator interactions complicate relationships. I studied nest predators of Dickcissels (Spiza americana), a bird of conservation concern. I asked: (1) Does predator community explain predators documented on video? (2) What predator community best explains nesting success? (3) How does the predator community respond to habitat at multiple levels?
Klug, Page, "The effects of local grassland habitat and surrounding landscape composition on the predators of grassland bird nests." (2005). Student Work. 3328.
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