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- Dunn, William C.; Milne, Bruce T.
- Ecosphere 2014 v.5 no.5 pp. 1-17
- tallgrass prairies, etc ; Tympanuchus cupido; Tympanuchus pallidicinctus; biogeography; biotic factors; climate change; dry environmental conditions; habitats; models; nesting; sandy soils; temperature; winter; Colorado; Kansas; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Texas; Show all 18 Subjects
- ... A geographic range is a heterogeneous matrix where the natural capability to support resident species varies from detrimental to optimal. Given this, the first priority for species conservation should be to determine where optimal environments exist. We used MaxEnt species distribution modeling to distinguish climatic characteristics associated with persistent leks from those at random locations i ...
- Schilling, Keith E.; Drobney, Pauline
- Land 2014 v.3 no.1 pp. 206-238
- tallgrass prairies, etc ; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; basins; conservation areas; highlands; hydrograph; landscapes; monitoring; rowcrops; savannas; stream flow; streams; water quality; water table; watersheds; Iowa; Show all 16 Subjects
- ... Tallgrass prairie once occupied 67.6 million hectares in the North American Midwest but less than 0.1% remains today. Consisting of more than 2200 ha, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (NSNWR) was established by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in the 5217 ha Walnut Creek watershed in Jasper County, Iowa. Large tracts of land are being converted from row crop agriculture to native prairie and sa ...