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Lesser prairie-chicken avoidance of trees in a grassland landscape

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Joseph M. Lautenbach, Reid T. Plumb, Samantha G. Robinson, Christian A. Hagen, David A. Haukos, and James C. Pitman, 2016, Lesser prairie-chicken avoidance of trees in a grassland landscape: Rangeland Ecology and Management, v. 70, iss. 1.

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Grasslands are among the most imperiled ecosystems in North America. Reasons that grasslands are threatened include conversion to row-crop agriculture, fragmentation, and changes in fire regimes. The reduction of fire processes in remaining prairies has resulted in tree encroachment and establishment in grasslands, further reducing grassland quantity and quality. Grassland birds have been experiencing precipitous population declines in recent decades, commensurate with landscape changes to grasslands. The lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus Ridgway) is a declining species of prairie grouse of conservation concern. We used second- and third-order habitat selection metrics to test if female lesser prairie-chickens avoid [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.rama.2016.07.008
series unknown Rangeland Ecology and Management

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journalRangeland Ecology and Management
languageEnglish
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valueLakewood, CO

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