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Influence of habitat amount, arrangement, and use on population trend estimates of male Kirtland's warblersAuthor(s): Deanh M. Donner; John R. Probst; Christine A. Ribic
Source: Landscape Ecology. 23: 467-480.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionKirtland's warblers (Dendroica kirtlandii) persist in a naturally patchy environment of young, regenerating jack pine forests (i.e., 5-23 years old) created after wildfires and human logging activities. We examined how changing landscape structure from 26 years of forest management and wildfire disturbances influenced population size and spatial dispersion of male Kirtland's warblers within their restricted breeding range in northern Lower Michigan, USA. The male Kirtland's warbler population was six times larger in 2004 (1,322) compared to 1979 (205); the change was nonlinear with 1987 and 1994 identified as significant points of change.
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CitationDonner, Deanh M.; Probst, John R.; Ribic, Christine A. 2008. Influence of habitat amount, arrangement, and use on population trend estimates of male Kirtland''s warblers. Landscape Ecology. 23: 467-480.
KeywordsKirtland's warbler, population trend, generalized additive model, spatial dispersion, landscape structure, habitat limitation
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