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INTERSPECIFIC COMPARISONS OF SYLVATIC PLAGUE IN PRAIRIE DOGS
Abstract Of the 3 major factors (habitat loss, poisoning, and disease) that limit abundance of prairie dogs today, sylvatic plague caused by Yersinia pestis is the 1 factor that is beyond humanExpand
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Testing the Generality of a Trophic-cascade Model for Plague
Climate may affect the dynamics of infectious diseases by shifting pathogen, vector, or host species abundance, population dynamics, or community interactions. Black-tailed prairie dogsExpand
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Invasion of Exotic Plant Species in Tallgrass Prairie Fragments
The tallgrass prairie is one of the most severely affected ecosystems in North America. As a result of extensive conversion to agriculture during the last century, as little as 1% of the originalExpand
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DYNAMICS OF PLAGUE IN A GUNNISON'S PRAIRIE DOG COLONY COMPLEX FROM NEW MEXICO
A plague (Yersinia pestis) epizootic spread through Gunnison's prairie dogs (Cynomys gunnisoni), and possibly other rodent species, in the Moreno Valley in north-central New Mexico between winterExpand
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Lone star tick abundance, fire, and bison grazing in tall-grass prairie
Lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum L.) were collected by drag samples of 1 km transects on 12 watersheds at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area near Manhattan, Kans., during summer 1995-1996.Expand
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Disease limits populations: plague and black-tailed prairie dogs.
Plague is an exotic vector-borne disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis that causes mortality rates approaching 100% in black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). We mapped theExpand
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LANDSCAPE AND FINE SCALE HABITAT ASSOCIATIONS OF THE LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
This study was conducted to determine landscape and fine-scale vegetative variables associated with breeding Loggerhead Shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus) on Fort Riley Military Reservation, Kansas.Expand
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EFFECTS OF FOOD SUPPLEMENTATION ON FEMALE NEST ATTENTIVENESS AND INCUBATION MATE FEEDING IN TWO SYMPATRIC WREN SPECIES
Abstract We examined effects of incubation mate feeding on female incubation behavior and correlates of fitness by providing female Bewick's Wrens (Thryomanes bewickii) and House Wrens (TroglodytesExpand
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GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD (MOLOTHRUS ATER) PARASITISM ON DICKCISSELS (SPIZA AMERICANA) IN GREAT PLAINS TALLGRASS PRAIRIE
Abstract The incidence of brood parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater; hereafter “cowbirds“) within host species typically reflects the continental pattern in cowbird abundance acrossExpand
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Spread of Plague Among Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs is Associated with Colony Spatial Characteristics
ABSTRACT Sylvatic plague (Yersinia pestis) is an exotic pathogen that is highly virulent in black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) and causes widespread colony losses and individualExpand
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