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dc.contributor.authorHyder, Stephanie Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-05T16:06:44Z
dc.date.available2014-03-05T16:06:44Z
dc.date.issued2002-05
dc.identifier.otherhyder_stephanie_n_200205_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/hyder_stephanie_n_200205_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29550
dc.description.abstractRiparian forests support diverse songbird communities. Many species that breed in riparian forests are considered ‘area sensitive’, meaning that they are usually not found in areas less than 100 hectares. Neotropical migrants make up a large portion of this group. This research attempted to identify relationships between stream and valley characteristics and associated riparian bird communities. We selected forty sites in the Piedmont region of Georgia, which varied in channel and floodplain characteristics. Songbird counts were conducted from May to June of 2000 and 2001 using transect counts.|Using Canonical Correspondence Analysis and Logistic Regression we attempted to determine which variables were most strongly correlated with the songbird community. We found that riparian songbird communities are generally unresponsive to stream and floodplain geomorphology. Stream order is also generally unimportant to the bird community. Large and small order streams play an equally important role in providing habitat to riparian songbirds.
dc.languageInvestigation of the relationship between floodplain geomorphology and riparian songbird communities
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectgeomorphology
dc.subjectneotropical migrant
dc.subjectcanonical correspondence analysis
dc.subjectstream
dc.subjectfloodplain
dc.titleInvestigation of the relationship between floodplain geomorphology and riparian songbird communities
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentForest Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorC. Rhett Jackson
dc.description.committeeC. Rhett Jackson
dc.description.committeeRobert J. Cooper
dc.description.committeeSara Schweitzer
dc.description.committeeLarry Morris


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