Sallie J. Hejl

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Department of Biological Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton , FL 33431, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Wintering Grassland Bird Habitat Selection Following Summer Prescribed Fire in a Texas Gulf Coast Tallgrass Prairie
Pages: 46-62
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0402046

We examined changes in winter habitat use by four grassland passerine birds in response to summer prescribed burning within a Texas gulf coast tallgrass prairie during 2001 and 2002. We used a traditional Before-After/Control-Impact (BACI) design consisting of one treatment plot (burned during summer 2001) and one control plot (no burning during the study period, but burned in previous years) at two study areas. Examination of use versus availability suggested that savannah sparrows (Passerculus sandwichensis) preferred recently burned patches.  [Read More]

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