Bird Guilds as Indicators of Ecological Condition in the Central Appalachians

@inproceedings{OConnellBirdGA,
  title={Bird Guilds as Indicators of Ecological Condition in the Central Appalachians},
  author={Timothy John O’Connell and Laura E. Jackson and Robert P. Brooks}
}
We developed an index of biotic integrity based on bird communities in the central Appalachians. As one component of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program’s (EPA-EMAP) Mid-Atlantic Highlands Assessment (MAHA), the index is intended to indicate landscape-scale stressors to upland environments in the central Appalachians. The Bird Community Index (BCI) ranks bird communities according to the proportional representation of 16 behavioral and… CONTINUE READING
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