Harold E. Balbach

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We examined habitat disturbance, species richness, equitability, and abundance of ants in the Fall-Line Sandhills, at Fort Benning, Georgia. We collected ants with pitfall traps, sweep nets, and by searching tree trunks. Disturbed areas were used for military training; tracked and wheeled vehicles damaged vegetation and soils. Highly disturbed sites had(More)
Final Report Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. ABSTRACT: The primary objective of this work is to provide military installation planners with a sourcebook on the state of the art in how to analyze the probability and risks of habitat fragmentation for animal Threatened and Endangered Species (TES). The document provides a review of(More)
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. ABSTRACT: Declining populations of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) have prompted management efforts including methods to increase egg clutch survival. Estimates are that as many as 88 percent of all clutches are being destroyed by predation. The most popular protection method has been to(More)
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