Volker Bahn (Committee Member), Jeffrey Peters (Committee Member), Thomas Rooney (Advisor)
Master of Science (MS)
The purpose of this study is to conduct baseline inventories of breeding birds and bat activity for the Dairymen's Inc. property. In addition, I compared the breeding bird communities of two habitats, black ash swamp and alder thickets. I conducted line transects and point counts to collect data on the breeding birds. For bat activity levels, I conducted acoustic point counts on the Dairymen's lakes. The data from this study, was used to predict the outcome of the white-nose syndrome and emerald ash borer becoming part of the landscape. The inventory data will be used to create a baseline for management practices and to monitor effects of environmental threats.
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Department of Biological Sciences
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