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Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Habitat Selection In Northwestern Wyoming And Stable Isotope Analysis Of Fecal Material, Andrea Renee Green Dec 2013

Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Habitat Selection In Northwestern Wyoming And Stable Isotope Analysis Of Fecal Material, Andrea Renee Green

Theses and Dissertations

Dramatic range-wide declines in Greater Sage-Grouse populations have prompted efforts to determine habitat characteristics that are selected by sage-grouse for foraging, nesting and brood-rearing areas in an effort to conserve this species. Managers at Heart Mountain and Y U Bench in northwestern Wyoming expressed the need to quantify various habitat characteristics and to determine key use areas at both study sites. Data were collected on a variety of habitat variables in spots selected by grouse for foraging, nesting, and brood-rearing activities. These variables were compared to the same variables measured at random points at both study sites. Significant differences existed ...


Turpentine Creek: Arkansas' Refuge, Jacob Paul Bain Aug 2013

Turpentine Creek: Arkansas' Refuge, Jacob Paul Bain

Theses and Dissertations

The goal of this Master's thesis film project was twofold. First, I wanted to explore the problem, huge but relatively unknown, of the ownership of exotic pets in the United States of America. Second, in conjunction with that problem, I wanted to see how Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) approached it and what, as an organization, they do to help resolve this problem locally and nationally. In turn, the film also provides an in-depth look at a very unique refuge in the state of Arkansas. Using my own equipment, I shot and edited a short-form documentary about TCWR. The ...


New Host Records For The Fish Leech Cystobranchus Klemmi (Hirudinida: Piscicolidae) On Cyprinid Fishes From Arkansas And Oklahoma, Dennis J. Richardson, R. Tumlison, J. W. Allen Jr., W. E. Moser, C. T. Mcallister, S. E. Trauth, H. W. Robison Jan 2013

New Host Records For The Fish Leech Cystobranchus Klemmi (Hirudinida: Piscicolidae) On Cyprinid Fishes From Arkansas And Oklahoma, Dennis J. Richardson, R. Tumlison, J. W. Allen Jr., W. E. Moser, C. T. Mcallister, S. E. Trauth, H. W. Robison

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


New Records Of The Eastern Small-Footed Bat (Myotis Leibii) In Arkansas, D. Blake Sasse, Thomas S. Risch, David A. Saugey, Michael J. Harvey, J. D. Wilhide, R. K. Redman, J. J. Jackson, T. Klotz, P. R. Moore Jan 2013

New Records Of The Eastern Small-Footed Bat (Myotis Leibii) In Arkansas, D. Blake Sasse, Thomas S. Risch, David A. Saugey, Michael J. Harvey, J. D. Wilhide, R. K. Redman, J. J. Jackson, T. Klotz, P. R. Moore

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


First Record Of The Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene Ornata Ornata) From The Grand Prairie Ecoregion Since 1981, C. T. Witsell, Michael D. Warriner Jan 2013

First Record Of The Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene Ornata Ornata) From The Grand Prairie Ecoregion Since 1981, C. T. Witsell, Michael D. Warriner

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


New Distributional Records And Natural History Notes On Selected Fishes From Arkansas, Henry W. Robison, D. A. Neely, U. Thomas, Ken E. Shirley, J. K. Whalen, Chris T. Mcallister Jan 2013

New Distributional Records And Natural History Notes On Selected Fishes From Arkansas, Henry W. Robison, D. A. Neely, U. Thomas, Ken E. Shirley, J. K. Whalen, Chris T. Mcallister

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

This report documents new records on the distribution of selected fishes from Arkansas and provides notes on their natural history. We document new geographic records for 21 species within 8 families in 12 counties of the state. Most importantly we have included new records for fishes ranked S1, S2 or S3 in the state by NatureServe and several Species of Special Concern by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC). Additional collections of fishes in the state will undoubtedly provide more records especially with the use of electroshocking devices as has been shown herein.


Status Of An Exotic Salamander, Desmognathus Monticola (Caudata: Plethodontidae), And Discovery Of An Introduced Population Of Cottus Immaculatus (Perciformes: Cottidae) In Arkansas, M. B. Connior, C. T. Mcallister, H. W. Robison, Charles R. Bursey Jan 2013

Status Of An Exotic Salamander, Desmognathus Monticola (Caudata: Plethodontidae), And Discovery Of An Introduced Population Of Cottus Immaculatus (Perciformes: Cottidae) In Arkansas, M. B. Connior, C. T. Mcallister, H. W. Robison, Charles R. Bursey

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Additional Vertebrate Records And Natural History Notes From Arkansas, M. B. Connior, C. Renn Tumlison, H. W. Robison, J. S. Placyk Jr., C. T. Mcallister Jan 2013

Additional Vertebrate Records And Natural History Notes From Arkansas, M. B. Connior, C. Renn Tumlison, H. W. Robison, J. S. Placyk Jr., C. T. Mcallister

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Although vertebrates are a commonly studied group of animals, the distribution and natural history of many species within Arkansas is still not well understood or documented. However, recently several new distribution and natural history notes have been published in a continuing series regarding Arkansas’s vertebrates (e.g. Tumlison and Robison 2010; Connior et al. 2011, Connior et al. 2012). Thus, we continue to augment current literature with new records of distribution and provide notes on the natural history of selected vertebrates from Arkansas. All voucher specimens (physical or photographic) are deposited in the vertebrate collections at either Arkansas State ...


Distribution Of Yellow Grub (Clinostomum Marginatum) Metacercariae In Black Bass (Micropterus Spp.) From Arkansas Ozark And Ouachita Reservoir Lakes, James J. Daly Sr. Jan 2013

Distribution Of Yellow Grub (Clinostomum Marginatum) Metacercariae In Black Bass (Micropterus Spp.) From Arkansas Ozark And Ouachita Reservoir Lakes, James J. Daly Sr.

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Ectoparasites Of Sciurid Rodents In Arkansas, Including New State Records For Neohaematopinus Spp. (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Polyplacidae), C. T. Mcallister, M. B. Connior, L. A. Durden Jan 2013

Ectoparasites Of Sciurid Rodents In Arkansas, Including New State Records For Neohaematopinus Spp. (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Polyplacidae), C. T. Mcallister, M. B. Connior, L. A. Durden

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Initial Survey On Black-Spot Disease (Digenea: Strigeoidea: Diplostomidae) In Select Arkansas Fishes, C. T. Mcallister, R. Tumlison, H. W. Robison, S. E. Trauth Jan 2013

Initial Survey On Black-Spot Disease (Digenea: Strigeoidea: Diplostomidae) In Select Arkansas Fishes, C. T. Mcallister, R. Tumlison, H. W. Robison, S. E. Trauth

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Perch-Type Characteristics Of Overwintering Red-Tailed Hawks (Buteo Jamaicensis) And American Kestrels (Falco Sparverius), A. J. Worm, M. M. Bobowski, Thomas S. Risch Jan 2013

Perch-Type Characteristics Of Overwintering Red-Tailed Hawks (Buteo Jamaicensis) And American Kestrels (Falco Sparverius), A. J. Worm, M. M. Bobowski, Thomas S. Risch

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) and American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) are primarily sitand-wait predators that rely on perches to forage most efficiently. Overwintering Red-tailed Hawks and American Kestrels use available perches (e.g., utility poles and wires, trees, fences, gates, etc.) to hunt for prey items in agricultural fields in northeast Arkansas. Observations were made from December 2011-March 2012 and November 2012-March 2013 in three representative cover-types (short rice stubble, soybean stubble, and fallow areas including roadsides) to determine which perch-types were used by Red-tailed Hawks and American Kestrels. Utility pole crossbeams at an average height of 6.3 m were ...


Assessment Of The Modern Fish Assemblage In Mound Pond (Lonoke County) And Comparison With The Archeological Record, A. V. Fernando, M. A. Eggleton Jan 2013

Assessment Of The Modern Fish Assemblage In Mound Pond (Lonoke County) And Comparison With The Archeological Record, A. V. Fernando, M. A. Eggleton

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Mound Pound is a 56-ha oxbow lake of the Arkansas River. The lake has been disconnected from the Arkansas River main channel for over 2,500 years. The lake lies adjacent to the Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, which contains the Toltec Mound Complex (3LN42). In October 2012, a multiple-gear sampling of the fish assemblage in Mound Pond was conducted using boat-mounted electrofishing, mini-fyke nets, and experimental gill nets. Across all gears, 501 fish specimens were collected and identified to species. Percent Similarity Index (PSI) and Shannon-Weiner Diversity Index (H') values were calculated using data from this survey and a ...


Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale Putorius) At The Ouachita Mountains Biological Station, Polk County, Arkansas, L. M. Hardy Jan 2013

Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale Putorius) At The Ouachita Mountains Biological Station, Polk County, Arkansas, L. M. Hardy

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

A population of the eastern spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius) has been discovered at the Ouachita Mountains Biological Station in the Ouachita Mountains of Polk County, Arkansas. In 2010 a motion camera recorded a very brief infrared video of an animal that, after much study and conversation with other biologists, was concluded to be an eastern spotted skunk. Since that time the identification has been confirmed with at least 6 still photographs and one additional video that have been obtained from 2 other locations on the station. At least 2 or 3 individuals are present. All were photographed at night in ...


Microsatellite Analysis Of Trophy Largemouth Bass From Arkansas Reservoirs, K. A. Lamothe, Ronald L. Johnson Jan 2013

Microsatellite Analysis Of Trophy Largemouth Bass From Arkansas Reservoirs, K. A. Lamothe, Ronald L. Johnson

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) has introduced Florida largemouth bass (FLMB; Micropterus salmoides floridanus) to water bodies historically containing the northern largemouth bass (NLMB; Micropterus salmoides salmoides) subspecies since the late 1970s in an attempt to produce a trophy LMB fishery. Since 2006, the AGFC has been biannually sampling reservoirs stocked with FLMB to determine levels of admixture. Here, total sampling efforts between 2006 and 2011 have been combined, and LMB heavier than 2,268 g (5 lb) were analyzed in an effort to investigate distribution of bass by their genetic composition designated as trophy LMB by the ...


Effects Of Bridge Design On Placement And Shape Of Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon Pyrrhonota) Nests In Southern Arkansas, R. Tumlison, K. Kendall Jan 2013

Effects Of Bridge Design On Placement And Shape Of Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon Pyrrhonota) Nests In Southern Arkansas, R. Tumlison, K. Kendall

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Reappearance Of The Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus Collaris) Along Shorelines Of Bull Shoals Lake In Northern Arkansas, J. L. Rheubert, S. E. Trauth Jan 2013

Reappearance Of The Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus Collaris) Along Shorelines Of Bull Shoals Lake In Northern Arkansas, J. L. Rheubert, S. E. Trauth

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Dean, Michael Vayda Jan 2013

Letter From The Dean, Michael Vayda

Discovery, The Student Journal of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

No abstract provided.


Instructions For Authors, Discovery Editors Jan 2013

Instructions For Authors, Discovery Editors

Discovery, The Student Journal of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

No abstract provided.