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dc.contributor.authorKidd, Anjelika Dominique
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-21T04:30:13Z
dc.date.available2018-08-21T04:30:13Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.otherkidd_anjelika_d_201805_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/kidd_anjelika_d_201805_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/38428
dc.description.abstractThe American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) is a medium-sized wading bird commonly found in wetland habitats. Urbanization in wetland areas affects ibis as human modifications of the landscape reduce the overall extent of, fragment, or alter the function of existing wetlands. Since wetland degradation, ibis are increasingly found in urban areas and take advantage of anthropogenic resources. I investigated changes in ibis movement ecology by tracking ibis captured in habitats representing an urbanization gradient with GPS-GSM telemetry to define movement-based seasons and calculate seasonal ranges, site fidelity, and habitat use. Urban ibis non-breeding seasons were longer than average with small ranges, high site fidelity, and use of several urban habitat classes compared to wild ibis. Their breeding seasons were shorter than average, but were otherwise similar to that of wild ibis, showing increased range size, decreased site fidelity, and use of agricultural and wetland habitats.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only Until 2020-05-01
dc.subjectEudocimus albus
dc.subjectGPS
dc.subjecturbanization
dc.subjectspace use
dc.subjectsite fidelity
dc.subjecthabitat use
dc.titleMovement ecology of the American white ibis (eudocimus albus) across an urbanization gradient
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorSonia Hernandez
dc.description.advisorJeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman
dc.description.committeeSonia Hernandez
dc.description.committeeJeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman
dc.description.committeeMaureen Murray
dc.description.committeeRichard Hall
dc.description.committeeRobert Cooper


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