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Ecoweb 1.1: Ecologists' Cooperative Web Bank, Joel E. Cohen Dec 2010

Ecoweb 1.1: Ecologists' Cooperative Web Bank, Joel E. Cohen

Cohen Laboratory

ECOWeB is a machine-readable database of several hundred food webs compiled from published sources by several ecologists.


Food Habits Of Wintering Waterfowl On The Great Salt Lake, Utah, Josh L. Vest, Michael R. Conover Jun 2010

Food Habits Of Wintering Waterfowl On The Great Salt Lake, Utah, Josh L. Vest, Michael R. Conover

Wildland Resources Faculty Publications

Two invertebrates, brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana) and brine flies (Ephydridac), occur in great densities in the Great Salt Lake (GSL) but it is unknown whether ducks forage extensively on them during winter or rely on freshwater food. Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula), Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeala) and Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) were collected from the GSL during winters 2004–05 and 2005–06 to evaluate their food habits. Brine shrimp and brine flies comprised more than 70% of the winter diet of these ducks. Common Goldeneyes consumed mainly brine fly larvae (68% based on dry weight biomass), which live primarily along ...


Holyoke Dam, Connecticut River, 2010, Brett Towler Jan 2010

Holyoke Dam, Connecticut River, 2010, Brett Towler

Fish Passage Data Archive

Holyoke Dam

Connecticut River

Massachusetts

Year data collected: 2010


Flying Squirrel Removal Does Not Reduce Their Use Of Simulated Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Nest Cluster, Jennifer S. Borgo, Michael R. Conover, L. Michael Conner Jan 2010

Flying Squirrel Removal Does Not Reduce Their Use Of Simulated Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Nest Cluster, Jennifer S. Borgo, Michael R. Conover, L. Michael Conner

Wildland Resources Faculty Publications

Reproductive success of the endangered Picoides borealis (Red-cockaded Woodpecker) is thought to be reduced by the presence of Glaucomys volans (Southern Flying Squirrels); hence, these squirrels are often removed when found inside woodpecker cavities. For this management practice to benefit Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, however, squirrel removal must both reduce the future probability of a flying squirrel re-occupying cavities and increase reproductive success for Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. In this study, using simulated Red-cockaded Woodpecker clusters (pseudo-clusters), we tested the first assumption regarding squirrels reoccupying nest cavities. We found no differences between removal and control pseudo-clusters in the amount of time that flying squirrels ...