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Effects of socioeconomics on European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) abundance in Baltimore, Maryland
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
This study predicted avian species using the social area analysis approach, and census tract block group variables. By using European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) as a focal species, I wished to determine what socioeconomic ...
An evaluation of Missouri Master Naturalist Program: changes in volunteer knowledge and the relationship between motivations and changes in volunteer knowledge
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
The Missouri Master Naturalist (MN) program educates adults who then volunteer to help manage their community's natural resources. My research evaluated Missouri's MN training program. My first objective determined any ...
A qualitative investigation of the urban minority adolescent experience with wildlife
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2004)
An increase in urbanization has contributed to an increase in the general public's isolation from traditional uses of wildlife and led to changes in attitudes toward wildlife. Although the majority of people live in urban areas, urban wildlife has...
Habitat and landscape characteristics that influence population density and behavior of gray squirrels in urban area
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
Recent trends in ecological studies have displayed increases in the studying of urban systems and wildlife. Investigations on various urbanized taxa have often described similar behavioral (reduced fear of humans, altered ...