Regional-Scale Estimation of Density and Habitat Use of the Desert Tortoise ( Gopherus agassizii ) in Arizona

@inproceedings{Roy2005RegionalScaleEO,
  title={Regional-Scale Estimation of Density and Habitat Use of the Desert Tortoise ( Gopherus agassizii ) in Arizona},
  author={Roy and C... and Averill and Murray and ANNALAURA AVERILL},
  year={2005}
}
  • Roy, C..., +2 authors ANNALAURA AVERILL
  • Published 2005
—Desert Tortoise surveys and management in the Sonoran Desert typically exclude intermoun­ tain valleys, where tortoises are generally thought to be absent. Furthermore, few regional-level surveys have been conducted because of difficulties in sampling in the complex landscape of Sonoran Desert upland habitat. We used distance-sampling to document macrohabitat use and regional density of Desert Tortoises across the 76,800-ha Ironwood Forest National Monument in Arizona. We observed 42 tortoises… CONTINUE READING
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