Microhabitat Selection for Nesting and Brood-rearing by the Greater Sage-grouse in Xeric Big Sagebrush

@inproceedings{Kirol2012MicrohabitatSF,
  title={Microhabitat Selection for Nesting and Brood-rearing by the Greater Sage-grouse in Xeric Big Sagebrush},
  author={Christopher p. Kirol and Jeffrey L Beck and Jonathan B. Dinkins and Michael R. Conover},
  year={2012}
}
Understanding selection of breeding habitat is critical to conserving and restoring habitats for the Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), particularly in xeric landscapes (≤25 cm annual precipitation). We monitored radio-marked female sage-grouse in south-central Wyoming in 2008 and 2009 to assess microhabitat use during nesting and brood rearing. For each model we grouped variables into three hypothesis sets on the basis of the weight of support from previous research (a priori… CONTINUE READING