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Assessing the role of conspecific attraction in habitat resotration for Henslow's Sparrows in Iowa

Duration

September 2008 - June 2010

Narrative

Examine the role of social cues, such as conspecific calls and attraction, in the habitat selection decisions of Henslow's Sparrows by answering the following questions: (1) can Henslow's sparrows be attracted to previously unoccupied restored habitat using conspecific call playbacks? (2) do the vegetation characteristics (structure and composition) of our experimental plots differ from control plots in our study area?

Research Products and Activities

Technical Publications

  • Koford, R.R. 2010. Assessing the Role of Conspecific Attraction in Habitat Restoration for Henslow’s Sparrows in Iowa. Final Report.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 100

Masters Students: 237

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 714

Scientific Publications: 1979

Presentations: 4410

 

Personnel

  • Rolf KofordPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Science Support Partnership
  • USFWS Region 3

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Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey