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Avian Use of Purple Loosestrife Dominated Habitat Relative to Other Vegetation Types in a Lake Huron Wetland ComplexEntry ID: usgs_npwrc_purpleloostrife
Abstract: Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), a native of Eurasia, is an introduced
perennial plant in North American wetlands that displaces other wetland plants.
Although not well studied, purple loosestrife is widely believed to have little
value as habitat for birds. To examine the value of purple loosestrife as
avian breeding habitat, we conducted early, mid-, and late season bird surveys
during ... two years (1994 and 1995) at 258 18-m (0.1 ha) fixed-radius plots in
coastal wetlands of Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron. We found that
loosestrife-dominated habitats had higher avian densities, but lower avian
diversities than other vegetation types. The six most commonly observed bird
species in all habitats combined were Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis), Marsh
Wren (C. palustris), Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia), Common Yellowthroat
(Geothylpis trichas), Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana), and Red-winged
Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus). Swamp Sparrow densities were highest and Marsh
Wren densities were lowest in loosestrife dominated habitats. We observed ten
breeding species in loosestrife dominated habitats. We conclude that avian use
of loosestrife warrants further quantitative investigation because avian use
may be higher than is commonly believed. Received 27 May 1998, accepted 26 Aug.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Michael B. Whitt, Harold H. Prince, and Robert R. Cox, Jr.
Dataset Title: Avian Use of Purple Loosestrive Dominated Habitat Relative to Other Vegetation Types in a Lake Huron Wetland Complex
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Release Place: Jamestown, North Dakota
Dataset Publisher: USGS, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Version: Version 04JUN99Online Resource: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/plants/huron/index.htm
Start Date: 1994-01-01Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 1 km
Longitude Resolution: 1 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: ~9 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) publications written by the MODIS Science Team: [available online at http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/pubs/]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, MODIS data products catalog (EOS AM platform): [Greenbelt, Maryland], Goddard Space Flight Center, http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/index.php.
National Aeronautics and ... Space Administration, revised 2004, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 261 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp_docs/data_products_1.pdf].
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 256 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp_docs/data_products_vol2.pdf].
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DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-31