PROJECT TITLE: Arizona BBIRD program - Breeding Biology Research and Monitoring
KEYWORDS: nongame birds, Mogollon Rim, Nesting productivity, microclimate, snags, forestry practices.
EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE: 1998
DESCRIPTION: Ongoing field studies since 1984 monitoring population trends nesting success, and productivity of all species of nongame birds on the Mogollon Rim. Detailed research projects include effects of nest predation on community structure, evolution of life history traits, and parental investment; effects of forest mgmt. practices on nongame birds; effects of physiological tolerance on nesting microhabitat selection; ecological correlates of mate feeding; movement and dispersal of cavity-nesting birds.
LAND OWNERSHIP: USFS
HABITAT(S): Mixed conifer (Ponderosa Pine & Douglas Fir) & aspen
PARTNERS: AZ Game & Fish, USFS, NBS, USFWS, NSF
CONTACT PERSON(S): Tom Martin and Courtney Conway, Montana Coop. Wildl. Research Unit, Univ. of Montana, Missoula, MT 57812
PHONE: (406) 243-5372
FAX: (406) 329-3212
EMAIL: TMARTIN@SELWAY.UMT.EDU and CONWAY@SELWAY.UMT.EDU
PUBLICATIONS: J.Field Ornithol.64:507-519; J.Wildl. Manage. 57:322-328; BioScience 43:523-532
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