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

dc.contributor.advisorCraig, Bruce W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Dawn M.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.degreeThesis (M.S.)
dc.description.sponsorshipSchool of Physical Education
dc.format.extentvii, 91 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.identifierLD2489.Z78 2002 .B37en_US
dc.sourceVirtual Pressen_US
dc.subject.lcshLow-fat diet -- Physiological effect.en_US
dc.subject.lcshKetogenic diet -- Physiological effect.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBody composition.en_US
dc.titleThe effects of a low-fat diet compared to a ketogenic diet on resting metabolic rate and body compositionen_US
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