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dc.contributor.authorCederbaum, Sandra Bloomfield
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T20:07:55Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T20:07:55Z
dc.date.issued2002-05
dc.identifier.othercederbaum_sandra_b_200205_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/cederbaum_sandra_b_200205_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20514
dc.description.abstractSignificant agricultural advancements over the past 50 years have altered the landscape and negatively affected the avian populations associated with early successional habitat. Among the major agricultural crops in the Southeast, cotton is generally considered to provide the least suitable habitat for most early successional songbirds. Newer cropping systems such as use of conservation tillage and stripcover cropping offer hope for improving the value of cotton fields to songbirds. During 1999 and 2000, we examined the effects of stripcover planting, in conservation tillage, versus conventionally grown cotton, in both conventional and conservation tillage, on the avian and arthropod species composition and field usage in eastern-central Georgia. Stripcover fields had higher avian densities and detections, and arthropod biomass and relative abundance than both Conservation tillage and Conventional fields. Our findings suggest that both conservation tillage and stripcropping systems will improve conditions for birds in cotton, with stripcropped fields providing superior habitat.
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectBirds
dc.subjectCotton
dc.subjectClover
dc.subjectStripcover cropping
dc.subjectAlternative agriculture
dc.subjectConservation tillage
dc.subjectAvian
dc.subjectBeneficial insects
dc.subjectArthropods
dc.subjectSongbirds
dc.subjectRelay stripcover cropping
dc.titleThe effects of alternative and conventional management systems in cotton agriculture on avian and arthropod populations in the Upper Coastal Plain of Georgia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentForest Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorRobert Cooper
dc.description.committeeRobert Cooper
dc.description.committeeJohn Carroll
dc.description.committeeSharad Phatak
dc.description.committeeRobert Warren


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