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Precision gain versus effort with joint models using detection/non‐detection and banding data

Publications Posted on: May 30, 2019
Capture-recapture techniques provide valuable information, but are often more cost-prohibitive at large spatial and temporal scales than less‐intensive sampling techniques. Model development combining multiple data sources to leverage data source strengths and for improved parameter precision has increased, but with limited discussion on precision gain versus effort.

Northern Goshawks: A 20 year study of ecology and habitat on the Kaibab Plateau

Pages Posted on: August 08, 2017
Research on the Kaibab has shown that goshawks, predators of birds and small mammals, are strongly food-limited. The local suite of prey depends on the amount, quality, and intermixture of the particular habitats needed by each prey. These include a fine-scale mix of small groups of mature trees with interlocking crowns for tree squirrels, woodpeckers, grouse, and other birds, and scattered, small grass-forb openings for rabbits, ground squirrels, grouse, and other prey. Interestingly, this habitat mix characterized the natural conditions of the ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests on the Kaibab Plateau before initiation of fire suppression and organized tree harvests.

Long-term demography of the Northern Goshawk in a variable environment

Publications Posted on: May 17, 2017
The Nearctic northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis atricapillis) is a resident of conifer, broadleaf, and mixed forests from the boreal to the southwestern montane regions of North America.

Ten-year performance of ponderosa pine provenances in the Great Plains of North America

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
A cluster and discriminant analysis based on nine of the best plantations, partitioned the seed provenance populations into six geographic clusters according to their consistency of performance in the plantations.

Ecology of Mexican spotted owls in the Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico

Science Spotlights Posted on: May 20, 2015
RMRS scientists recently completed a 10 year study of a population of threatened Mexican spotted owls (Strix occidentalis lucida) in the Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico. This study evaluated demography, habitat use, and diet composition of spotted owls, as well as forest structure characteristic of owl habitat. We determined that most owl nests are located in wet mixed-conifer forests not greatly in need of ecological restoration.

Data product containing tree heights, survival, and genetic variation for "Genetic Variation in Ponderosa Pine: A 15-year Test of Provenances in the Great Plains"

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
Seeds from 79 natural stands throughout the ponderosa pine range, both east and west of the Continental Divide, were sown and grown in a nursery for three to four years in the 1960's. These seeds were then distributed to plantations, mostly in the Great Plains. This dataset contains the height of the surviving trees after 15 years for 14 plantations.

Data product containing 22-year Nebraska tree heights, survival, and genetic variation for "Ten-Year Performance of Ponderosa Pine Provenances in the Great Plains of North America"

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
Seeds from 79 natural stands throughout the ponderosa pine range, both east and west of the Continental Divide, were sown and grown in a nursery for three to four years in the 1960's. Some of these seeds were then distributed to three different field plantations in Alliance, Hastings, and Plattsmouth Nebraska. These datasets contain individual tree heights of surviving trees, taken at various frequencies from 1968 to 1987.

Data product containing 16-year tree heights, survival, and genetic variation for "Genetic Variation in Blue Spruce: A Test of Populations in Nebraska"

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
In the fall of 1969 seeds were collected from more than 400 trees throughout the natural range of blue spruce (Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). These seeds were sown in a nursery in Michigan in 1970. In 1973 over 800 of those seedlings were planted in a plantation in Horning, Nebraska. This dataset contains annual tree heights of surviving trees from 1973 to 1988.

Data product containing 5-year tree heights, survival, and genetic variation for "Genetic Variation in Great Plains Juniperus"

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
Cones from 275 Juniperus trees were collected throughout the Great Plains from 1973 to 1976 and then sown and grown in a nursery in Nebraska in August of 1977. In 1980 the 2-year old seedlings were distributed to plantations across the Great Plains.

Outplanting [Chapter 17]

Publications Posted on: August 29, 2014
Survival and growth after outplanting are the ultimate tests of nursery plant quality. After the nursery plants are established in the field, they will provide many benefits to the environment by improving soil quality, enhancing biodiversity, inhibiting establishment of invasive plants, sequestering carbon, restoring native plant populations, providing windbreaks, creating wildlife habitat, and preventing soil erosion.

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