The effects of a low-fat diet compared to a ketogenic diet on resting metabolic rate and body composition

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dc.contributor.advisor Craig, Bruce W. en_US Barnes, Dawn M. en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:45Z 2011-06-03T19:39:45Z 2002 en_US 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2002 .B37 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea) is state-listed as threatened or as a species of special concern throughout most of its range, suffering from extensive loss of breeding habitat. Although the Cerulean Warbler has been classified as a species of high conservation concern, little is known about its life history. Conservation and management efforts directed toward protecting forested landscapes on the breeding and non-breeding grounds, with the specific habitat requirements that this species prefers, are paramount. Yet, there is little specific quantitative data in existence regarding the pertinent vegetation structure in which the Cerulean Warbler can successfully breed. During the two field seasons of this project (2000 and 2001), sixty-two territories were located, monitored, and mapped during the nesting season. To determine the habitat selection of Cerulean Warblers, twenty-seven habitat variables were measured within the center of mapped territories and random sites (0.04 ha circle). The size of territories (n = 59) ranged from 0.036 ha to 1.427 ha. The number of large trees (> 38 cm DBH) was significantly higher in territories, as was the total density of all trees than in random sites. Vertical stratification between 0 - < 2 m was also significantly higher in territories than in random sites. Territories were located significantly closer to water bodies, roads, and agricultural fields. The relative abundance of Cerulean Warblers differed greatly among study sites (O/km2-3.86/k m2). In all study sites containing at least two birds throughout the breeding season, territories exhibited a significantly clumped distribution. As expected, canopy gaps were present in all territories, and perch trees were significantly larger than average trees available to males within territories. This species was located almost exclusively along ridgetops and mesic slopes. The greatest number of birds occurred in study sites that were located within state forests that are currently being managed for timber harvest versus national forest.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent vii, 91 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Low-fat diet -- Physiological effect. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ketogenic diet -- Physiological effect. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Body composition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Metabolism. en_US
dc.title The effects of a low-fat diet compared to a ketogenic diet on resting metabolic rate and body composition en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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