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The Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Midwestern Grassland Bird Communities
The influence of area and vegetation structure on breeding bird communities associated with 24 Illinois grassland fragments (0.5—600 ha) was studied between 1987 and 1989 to document the effects ofExpand
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Conservation of Grassland Birds in North America: Understanding Ecological Processes in Different Regions: "Report of the AOU Committee on Conservation"
—Many species of birds that depend on grassland or savanna habitats have shown substantial overall population declines in North America. To understand the causes of these declines, we examined theExpand
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Conservation of grassland birds in the western hemisphere
“The sweeping vista of the world’ s natural grasslands-be they steppes, savannas, rangelands, punas or prairies-occupy nearly seven billion hectares; over half of the earth’ s land surface. Add toExpand
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Effects of prairie fragmentation on the nest success of breeding birds in the midcontinental United States
Grasslandfragmentation and habitat loss are hypothesized to be contributing to widespread grass- land bird declines in North America due to the adverse effects offragmentation on breeding birdExpand
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Area Sensitivity in North American Grassland Birds: Patterns and Processes
Grassland birds have declined more than other bird groups in North America in the past 35–40 years (Vickery and Herkert 2001, Sauer et al. 2008), prompting a wide variety of research aimed atExpand
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An Analysis of Midwestern Breeding Bird Population Trends: 1966-1993
-Life-history traits associated with midwestern breeding bird population trends were assessed using data from the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). Analyses of BBS population trends byExpand
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Status and habitat selection of the Henslow's sparrow in Illinois
r.-Henslow's Sparrows (Ammodramus henslowii), formerly abundant through- out Illinois, now are rare and local in occurrence there. Analyses of distribution and abun- dance patterns within aExpand
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IT'S NO SECRET anymore. Populations of many species of North American grassland birds are declining and have been declining for at least the last 30 years. According to the Breeding Bird SurveyExpand
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