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Foraging Habitat Modeling and Nesting Ecology of Wood Storks in Everglades National Park

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2007
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Understanding the foraging and nesting ecology of Wood Storks will play an important role in Everglades restoration because this species has specific resource requirements during the breeding season which ultimately affect nest success. I conducted a foraging habitat use and selection study, which indicated that Wood Storks from coastal colonies, Paurotis Pond and Rodgers River Bay, require a narrow range of water depths in the mangrove-saltwater marsh ecotone near their colonies as well in the freshwater marsh habitats of the inland Everglades. Wood Storks nesting at the inland colony, Tamiarni West, relied heavily upon nearby freshwater marsh habitat and selected foraging sites associated with shrub swamp habitat as well as optimal water depths. The observational nesting ecology study of Wood Storks showed marked differences in parental nest attendance and food delivery rates between the two years of study, 2005 and 2006, which had different hydrological patterns.
Title: Foraging Habitat Modeling and Nesting Ecology of Wood Storks in Everglades National Park.
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Name(s): Herring, Heidi K., author
Gawlik, Dale E., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2007
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 132 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Understanding the foraging and nesting ecology of Wood Storks will play an important role in Everglades restoration because this species has specific resource requirements during the breeding season which ultimately affect nest success. I conducted a foraging habitat use and selection study, which indicated that Wood Storks from coastal colonies, Paurotis Pond and Rodgers River Bay, require a narrow range of water depths in the mangrove-saltwater marsh ecotone near their colonies as well in the freshwater marsh habitats of the inland Everglades. Wood Storks nesting at the inland colony, Tamiarni West, relied heavily upon nearby freshwater marsh habitat and selected foraging sites associated with shrub swamp habitat as well as optimal water depths. The observational nesting ecology study of Wood Storks showed marked differences in parental nest attendance and food delivery rates between the two years of study, 2005 and 2006, which had different hydrological patterns.
Identifier: FA00000761 (IID)
Note(s): Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.
Subject(s): Habitat selection
Animal behavior
Wood stork--Habitat
Bird populations--Florida--Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park (Fla )
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