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Techniques for studying nest success of ducks in upland habitats in the prairie pothole region
Abstract : Selected procedures are described for conducting nesting studies of upland nesting ducks in the prairie pothole region. Emphasis is on the use of standard procedures so that comparableExpand
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Duck nesting in intensively farmed areas of North Dakota
A study to determine the major factors limiting duck nesting and production on intensively farmed areas in eastern North Dakota was conducted from 1969 through 1974. A total of 186 duck nests wasExpand
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Grassland passerines were surveyed during summer 1995 on the Buffalo Ridge Wind Resource Area in southwestern Minnesota to determine the relative influence of wind turbines on overall densities ofExpand
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Vegetation sampling and measurement
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Scale-dependent habitat use in three species of prairie wetland birds
We evaluated the influence of scale on habitat use for three wetland-obligate bird species with divergent life history characteristics and possible scale-dependent criteria for nesting and foragingExpand
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A landscape approach to conserving wetland bird habitat in the Prairie Pothole Region of eastern South Dakota
Resource managers confronted with preserving ecosystems for prairie wetland birds in fragmented landscapes require landscape studies that direct conservation efforts over broad geographic regions. WeExpand
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Lightning fires in North Dakota grasslands and in pine-savanna lands of South Dakota and Montana
Lightning strike fires which occurred between 1940 and 1981 were studied in mixed-grass prairie grasslands and in pine-savanna lands in the Northern Great Plains region. A majority (73%) of ignitionsExpand
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Spatiotemporal patterns of wetland occurrence in the Prairie Pothole Region of eastern South Dakota
We evaluated changes in wetland abundance, size, and classification between average (1979–1986) and above-average (1995–1999) precipitation periods for two physiographic regions in eastern SouthExpand
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Using Soils to Delineate South Dakota Physiographic Regions
Physiographic regions are natural landforms valuable for research and management landscape stratification. Accurate regional delineations may increase research sampling and management effectiveness.Expand
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