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Should heterogeneity be the basis for conservation? Grassland bird response to fire and grazing.
In tallgrass prairie, disturbances such as grazing and fire can generate patchiness across the landscape, contributing to a shifting mosaic that presumably enhances biodiversity. Grassland birdsExpand
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Facts From Feces: Nitrogen Still Measures Up as a Nutritional Index for Mammalian Herbivores
Abstract Fecal nitrogen (FN) has been applied widely as an index of dietary quality in studies of nutritional ecology of free-ranging and captive vertebrate herbivores, particularly ruminants. ThreeExpand
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Physiological Correlates of Neonatal Mortality in an Overpopulated Herd of White-Tailed Deer
We examined the relationship of development, immunocompetence, and tick burdens to neonatal mortality in an overpopulated herd of white-tailed deer ( Odocoileus virginianus ) during 1990–1992 inExpand
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Tamaulipan Brushland of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas: Description, Human Impacts, and Management Options.
Abstract : The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recognizes Tamaulipan brushland as a unique ecosystem that is found only in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) of south Texas in the UnitedExpand
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Influence of Landscape Composition and Change on Lesser Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) Populations
Abstract Home ranges of lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) include up to several thousand ha of several habitat types that are concentrated around leks (traditional displayExpand
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Scale-Dependent Effects of Landscape Structure and Composition on Diurnal Roost Selection by Forest Bats
Abstract Forest management affects the quality and availability of roost sites for forest-dwelling bats, but information on roost selection beyond the scale of individual forest stands is limited. WeExpand
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Multi-scale effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on lesser prairie-chicken populations of the US Southern Great Plains
Large-scale patterns of land use and fragmentation have been associatedwith the decline of many imperiled wildlife populations. Lesserprairie-chickens(Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) are restricted toExpand
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Invertebrate Community Response to a Shifting Mosaic of Habitat
Abstract Grazing management has focused largely on promoting vegetation homogeneity through uniform distribution of grazing to minimize area in a pasture that is either heavily disturbed orExpand
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We assessed variation in intestinal lengths and gut capacity of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). We hypothesized that differences in morphology of males and females could have importantExpand
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Foraging Activity of Adult Female Ozark Big-Eared Bats (Plecotus townsendii ingens) in Summer
Foraging activity of the endangered Ozark big-eared bat ( Plecotus townsendii ingens ) was studied in June and July 1988. Adult females were equipped with radiotransmitters and tracked duringExpand
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