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dc.contributor.advisorFaaborg, John, 1949-eng
dc.contributor.authorHirsch-Jacobson, Robineng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Summereng
dc.description"July 2011"eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 17, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. John Faaborgeng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.description.abstractIn Missouri, long-distance migrant songbirds can have relatively long breeding seasons, extending all the way into September for some species. Early models that assessed population status throughout the Midwest determined that forest fragments were population sinks for migrant songbirds. I investigated the breeding of an interior forest, long distance migrant bird, the Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens), in Mid-Missouri to test whether seasonal fecundity is sufficiently high to support viable populations. I developed three individual-based models to predict seasonal fecundity, and compared the results of these models with the field data. I also looked at whether a renest attempt was influenced by the fate of the previous nest attempt. I found that we currently do underestimate seasonal fecundity, and that the birds do use past history to help make decisions on future nest attempts. The individual-based model had high predictive ability and needs to be tested using other songbirds species.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentx, 81 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872560786eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/14210eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/14210
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.source.originalSubmitted by University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate School.eng
dc.subjectbird migrationeng
dc.subjectpopulation statuseng
dc.subjectbreeding seasoneng
dc.subjectseasonal fecundityeng
dc.titlePopulation dynamics of a migrant songbird : do we need to monitor the entire breeding season?eng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineBiological sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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