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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

Grassland Bird Nest Predation and Artificial Nest Use

This paper presents results of an experimental analysis of how vegetation characteristics and field area affect rates of predation on artificial grassland bird nests baited with House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) eggs at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR). In this presentation discussed will be: 1. Value of artificial nesting studies 2. Problems with artificial nest studies 3. How the study is designed to minimize problems 4. Results of the study 5. How the results of this study may be used to manage for increased nesting productivity of grassland birds, which are declining in the Northeast.

Presenter: Saskia Windig (Graduate Student)
Topic: Biological Sciences
Location: 104 Edwards
Time: 2 pm (Session III)