The use of digital photos to assess visual cover for wildlife in rangelands.

@article{Carlyle2010TheUO,
  title={The use of digital photos to assess visual cover for wildlife in rangelands.},
  author={Cameron N. Carlyle and Lauchlan H. Fraser and Cindy M Haddow and Becky A Bings and William L Harrower},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2010},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={
          1366-70
        }
}
Grassland vegetation can provide visual cover for terrestrial vertebrates. The most commonly used method to assess visual cover is the Robel pole. We test the use of digital photography as a more accurate and repeatable method. We assessed the digital photography method on four forage grassland species (Pseudoroegneria spicata, Festuca campestris, Poa pratensis, Achnatherum richardsonii). Digital photos of 2-dimensional cutout silhouettes of three bird species sharp-tailed grouse, western… CONTINUE READING

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