Avian populations in two central Florida community types: a winter census
Data on avian populations in the central Florida area are woefully limited. To-date there are no accurate and systematic estimates of avian populations for this area for any type of community. With rapid human population growth and loss of natural habitats in central Florida, estimates and assessments of animal populations are badly needed. These estimates would certainly be beneficial to those engaged in the preparation of environmental impact assessments that are required when a natural habitat is converted to commercial or residential developments. This research involved establishment and evaluation of population parameters for wintering avian populations in scrub and pine flatwoods communities on the University of Central Florida campus. Using periodic censuses conducted throughout the winter seasons of 1988 and 1989, species composition, densities, and species diversity were determined. These results, as well as a discussion of the communities and their avian species, will be presented. ii
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Taylor, Walter K.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Chicardi, E. J., "Avian populations in two central Florida community types: a winter census" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4119.