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YOUNG FOREST MANAGEMENT FOR SENSITIVE BIRD SPECIES IN WESTERN MARYLAND

dc.contributor.advisorElmore, Andrew Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorTaillie, Dylan Maheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-13T06:39:44Z
dc.date.available2021-02-13T06:39:44Z
dc.date.issued2020en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/8tsz-lw1b
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/26764
dc.description.abstractGolden-winged warbler, cerulean warbler, and wood thrush populations are in decline in the eastern United States. Golden-winged warblers rely on young forests – such as those created using silviculture – for nesting and early life stages; however, the loss of late-successional forest through timber harvest likely degrades habitat for cerulean warblers and wood thrush. To quantify these complexities, I mapped current habitat quality for these three species in Western Maryland using models based on forest metrics. The creation of young forest through silviculture and field succession scenarios was then simulated to project how modeled changes affect predicted habitat quality. Field succession scenarios and silviculture scenarios both improved predicted habitat quality for golden-winged warblers and wood thrush; however, for cerulean warblers, field succession scenarios improved habitat quality while silviculture scenarios degraded habitat quality. This modeling approach will assist managers in using funds to simultaneously improve habitat quality for multiple sensitive species.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleYOUNG FOREST MANAGEMENT FOR SENSITIVE BIRD SPECIES IN WESTERN MARYLANDen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMarine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEnvironmental scienceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledWildlife managementen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledForestryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCerulean warbleren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledField managementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledForest managementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGolden-winged warbleren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledModelingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWood Thrushen_US


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