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    Author(s): Andrea F. Currylow; Brian J. MacGowan; Rod N. Williams
    Date: 2013
    Source: In: Swihart, Robert K.; Saunders, Michael R.; Kalb, Rebecca A.; Haulton, G. Scott; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2013. The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: a framework for studying responses to forest management. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-108. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 78-85.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    To understand better how eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) are affected by forest management practices, we monitored movements of box turtles prior to silvicultural treatments within the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE) in Indiana. During 2007 and 2008, we tracked 23-28 turtles on six units of the HEE. Estimated minimum convex polygon home-range sizes (range 0.8-187.7 ha) varied among units and across years but were similar among slated treatment types (control, even-aged, and uneven-aged). These data will allow us to test for short-term responses of box turtles to silvicultural practices aimed at oak (Quercus) regeneration.

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    Currylow, Andrea F.; MacGowan, Brian J.; Williams, Rod N. 2013. Spatial ecology and behavior of eastern box turtles on the hardwood ecosystem experiment: pre-treatment results. In: Swihart, Robert K.; Saunders, Michael R.; Kalb, Rebecca A.; Haulton, G. Scott; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2013. The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: a framework for studying responses to forest management. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-108. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 78-85.

    Keywords

    bats, beetles, birds, Central Hardwoods, experiment, forest management, human attitudes, Indiana, moths, oak, reptiles, salamanders, silviculture, small mammals, wildlife

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