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The range expansion of the great‐tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus Gmelin) in North America since 1880
This range expansion has been marked by great-tailed grackles preferring human-modified environments as breeding grounds, especially in the western states, which appears to benefit the species in two ways; nest predation is lessened in such areas compared with natural conditions, whereas human activities tend to generate an abundant and consistent food supply for feeding offspring. Expand
The Need for Strategic Planning in Passive Restoration of Wildlife Populations
There are two reasons for strategic planning in passive wildlife restoration: first, to maximize the potential for colonization of restoration sites in challenged landscapes, and second, to maximizeExpand
Sensing through the continent: Towards monitoring migratory birds using cellular sensor networks
The developed platform is designed to monitor Whooping Cranes, an endangered species that conducts an annual migration of 4,000 km between southern Texas and north-central Canada, and leads to a new class of cellular sensor networks (CSNs) for time-critical and mobile sensing applications. Expand
Potential Impact of Climate Change Scenarios on Whooping Crane Life History
The whooping crane’s small population size, limited distribution, and wetland habitat requirements make them vulnerable to potential climate changes, and climate change predictions suggest overall temperature increases and significant changes in precipitation regimes throughout North America. Expand
Historic Genetic Structuring and Paraphyly Within the Great-Tailed Grackle
The results reveal a complex phylogeographic pattern caused by recent range expansion and secondary contact of once allopatric units within Great-tailed, but not Boat-tailed Grackles. Expand
Abra Maruncunca, dpto. Puno, Peru, revisited: vegetation cover and avifauna changes over a 30-year period
Summary.—Avifaunal inventories in 1980, 2007 and 2009 along the eastern slope of the Peruvian Andes at Abra Maruncunca, dpto. Puno, document the occurrence and change in relative abundance of 245Expand
Abstract I report an observation of a trapdoor spider (Cyrtaucheniidae; Aptostichus) depredating a western snowy plover chick (Charadrius alexandrinus) in San Luis Obispo County, California.
Influence of Species Composition and Management on Biomass Production in Missouri
Perennial biofuel crops help to reduce both dependence on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions while utilizing nutrients more efficiently compared to annual crops. In addition, perennial cropsExpand