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Estimating the effects of road mortality on turtle populations
Road mortality is suspected to have contributed to widespread population declines in turtles in the United States, a country with exceptionally high turtle diversity. We examined the issue through aExpand
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Abstract Breeding synchrony with the lunar cycle has been reported for many marine organisms but is essentially unknown for birds. Most organisms shown to breed synchronously with the lunar cycleExpand
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Mercury in Sharp-Tailed Sparrows Breeding in Coastal Wetlands
Current levels of anthropogenic mercury (Hg) in the environment can cause harm to humans and wildlife. Well-documented negative effects on birds are described, but there is presently limitedExpand
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Prevalence of Campylobacter in Wild Birds of the Mid-Atlantic Region, USA
We evaluated the occurrence of three Campylobacter species—C. jejuni, C. coli, and C. lari—from 333 wild bird fecal samples collected at Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research in Newark, Delaware, inExpand
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Monitoring and evaluating the ecological integrity of forest ecosystems
“Ecological integrity” provides a useful framework for ecologically based monitoring and can provide valuable information for assessing ecosystem condition and management effectiveness. Building onExpand
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Effects of traffic noise on occupancy patterns of forest birds.
Noise may drive changes in the composition and abundance of animals that communicate vocally. Traffic produces low-frequency noise (<3 kHz) that can mask acoustic signals broadcast within the sameExpand
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Can road mortality limit populations of pool-breeding amphibians?
We integrated road maps, traffic volume data, and pool locations in a modeling study to estimate the potential effects of road mortality on populations of pool-breeding spotted salamanders (AmbystomaExpand
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Response of Breeding Florida Grasshopper and Bachman's Sparrows to Winter Prescribed Burning
Populations of Florida grasshopper (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) and Bachman's sparrows (Aimophila aestivalis) are small and declining. Prescribed burning is the primary management tool used toExpand
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Landscape context influences salt marsh bird diversity and area requirements in New England
We evaluated the contributions of spatial distribution, juxtaposition, and quality of salt marsh habitat to salt marsh breeding birds along the New England coast, USA. We divided the region into twoExpand
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Population estimates for tidal marsh birds of high conservation concern in the northeastern USA from a design-based survey
ABSTRACT Tidal marsh loss to anthropogenic environmental impacts and climate change, particularly sea level rise, has and will continue to cause declines in tidal marsh bird populations. DistributionExpand
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