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Title: Reproductive responses of an apex predator to changing climatic conditions
Author: Salafsky, Susan Rebecca.;
Source: Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University. p. 131. Dissertation.
Publication Series: Dissertations
Description: Apex predators are ideal subjects for evaluating the effects of changing climatic conditions on the productivity of forested landscapes, because the quality of their breeding habitat depends primarily on the availability of resources at lower trophic levels. Identifying the environmental factors that influence the reproductive output of apex predators can, therefore, enhance our understanding of the ecological relationships that provide the foundation for effective forest management strategies in a variable environment. To identify the determinants of breeding-habitat quality for an apex predator in a forest food web, I investigated the relationships between site-specific environmental attributes and the reproductive probabilities of northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) on the Kaibab Plateau, Arizona during 1999-2004.
Keywords: Accipiter gentilis, climate, forest management, habitat quality, northern goshawk, prey abundance, vegetation composition and structure
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Salafsky, Susan Rebecca. 2015. Reproductive responses of an apex predator to changing climatic conditions. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University. p. 131. Dissertation.
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