Effects of forest stand size on species diversity and relative abundance of wintering birds in Delaware County, Indiana : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

Cardinal Scholar

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Morrell, Tom en_US
dc.contributor.author Good, Rhett E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T18:54:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T18:54:43Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.other A-165 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/190531
dc.description.abstract I investigated the effect of forest stand size on the relative abundance and diversity of wintering birds. Surveys of wintering birds were conducted at three Ball State University woodlots of differing sizes. Species richness and relative abundance of wintering birds were calculated for each woodlot. Species richness was found to be greatest in the largest woodlot, while relative abundance of fifty percent of the species seen was greatest in the smallest woodlot. The greater species richness in the larger woodlot was attributed to the larger area requirements of many species. Birds that require large areas for feeding can not survive in small forest fragments. The greater relative abundance of most species observed in the smaller woodlot was attributed to a number of factors, including easier detection due to woodlot size, presence of birdfeeders, and increased edge habitat in smaller woodlots. Additional studies concerning the effect of forest woodlot size on wintering birds are needed.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 9, [6] leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural resources. en_US
dc.title Effects of forest stand size on species diversity and relative abundance of wintering birds in Delaware County, Indiana : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1244076 en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Undergraduate Honors Theses [5928]
    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

Show simple item record

Search Cardinal Scholar


Browse

My Account