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dc.contributor.advisorRyan, Mark R.eng
dc.contributor.advisorHubbard, Mikeeng
dc.contributor.authorStroppel, David J.eng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 18, 2010).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.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Mark R. Ryan and Mike Hubbard.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.description.abstractA patch-burn grazing (PBG) management technique was applied to four native tallgrass prairies in southwest Missouri to evaluate its effect on species richness and density of grassland birds. Treatment prairies were spring burned and grazed during the summer while control prairies were spring burned and ungrazed. Birds were identified while walking line transects in both the treatment and control units. Distances were measured to all birds using laser rangefinders, and estimated densities for each species were generated using Program Distance v5.0. PBG prairies showed significantly greater species richness. Densities of Eastern Meadowlarks (Sturnella magna) and Grasshopper Sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum) also were greater in PBG prairies. The results of this study suggest that PBG is a viable management technique to increase richness and density of species associated with short grasslands while not significantly reducing the density of those species associated with tall grasslands.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extentv, 40 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc539151694eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6462eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6462
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshEastern meadowlarkeng
dc.subject.lcshGrasshopper sparroweng
dc.subject.lcshGrassland fires -- Prevention and controleng
dc.subject.lcshPrescribed burningeng
dc.subject.lcshPrairies -- Managementeng
dc.titleEvaluation of patch-burn grazing on species richness and density of grassland birdseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineFisheries and wildlife sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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