Population response of a declining songbird to silviculture : how cerulean warbler (Setophaga cerulea) territory size and settlement patterns fare in the face of forest disturbance

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dc.contributor.advisor Islam, Kamal
dc.contributor.author Dibala, Ryan H.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-21T18:19:39Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-26T20:17:45Z
dc.date.created 2012-05-05
dc.date.issued 2012-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/195886
dc.description.abstract Over the past five decades, populations of the Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) have declined precipitously and the response of populations to silviculture has been identified as a high-priority research need. This species was studied in nine forest management units in Southern Indiana following a harvest that took place in 2008. Males were detected, territories were demarcated, and male age-class was determined to identify settlement patterns. Vegetation was measured in all territories and associated random non-use sites. Data analyzed in ArcMap (ArcGIS 10) show that Cerulean Warbler territory size was smallest and density was highest in even-aged units. Territories contained a greater number of small woody species than non-use sites but no vegetative differences existed between male age-classes. Instead, males appeared to select areas by relying on social cues from experienced neighbors. It is possible that “social attraction” management techniques could influence male Cerulean Warbler settlement patterns, providing a valuable tool for the conservation of this species.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Biology
dc.description.tableofcontents Forest management effects on cerulean warbler territory size in southern Indiana -- Conspecific social cues strongly influence cerulean warbler male settlement patterns in a managed forest.
dc.subject.lcsh Cerulean warbler -- Indiana
dc.subject.lcsh Bird declines -- Indiana
dc.subject.lcsh Cerulean warbler -- Effect of forest management on -- Indiana
dc.subject.lcsh Cerulean warbler -- Territoriality -- Indiana
dc.title Population response of a declining songbird to silviculture : how cerulean warbler (Setophaga cerulea) territory size and settlement patterns fare in the face of forest disturbance en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.date.liftdate 2012-05-22
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1666985


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