The relative importance of multiscale factors in the distribution of Bachman's Sparrow and the implications for ecosystem conservation

@inproceedings{Taillie2015TheRI,
  title={The relative importance of multiscale factors in the distribution of Bachman's Sparrow and the implications for ecosystem conservation},
  author={Paul J. Taillie and M. Nils Peterson and Christopher E. Moorman},
  year={2015}
}
ABSTRACT Recent research has shown that landscape-level changes, namely habitat loss and fragmentation, can play an important role in determining the distribution of species across a variety of ecological systems. However, the influence of these large-scale factors in relation to small-scale factors, such as local vegetation structure or composition, is poorly understood. We used Bachman's Sparrow (Peucaea aestivalis) as a surrogate species to measure the relative importance of local vegetation… 

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