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Sandhill crane roosts use, channel characteristics, and environmental variables along the Platte River, Nebraska, 2003-2007

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2003
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2007

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Aaron T. Pearse, David A. Brandt, and Gary L. Krapu, 2016, Sandhill crane roosts use, channel characteristics, and environmental variables along the Platte River, Nebraska, 2003-2007: U.S. Geological Survey, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F73J3B44.

Summary

The central Platte River Valley represents a key mid-latitude stopover This dataset supports a contemporary analysis of nocturnal roost selection for sandhill cranes staging along the Platte River during 2003-2007. We explored variation in selection for previously established characteristics of roost sites, including river channel width, vegetation height along the river bank, and distance to nearest disturbance feature. This analysis also included novel environmental factors (yearly estimates of corn near roost sites, nightly temperature, wind speed, and river discharge) and how they may interact with the more established characteristics.

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Platte_River_segments_channel_characteristics.csv 8.98 KB
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Purpose

These data were collected to supports a contemporary analysis of nocturnal roost selection for sandhill cranes staging along the Platte River. We investigated roost-site selection related to physical characteristics of river channels, human disturbance, proximity to foraging resources, and other environmental covariates.

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