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Volker Bahn (Committee Member), Jeffrey Peters (Committee Member), Thomas Rooney (Advisor)

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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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