Document


Title

The effects of controlled burning on arthropod density and biomass in relation to bobwhite quail brood habitat on a right-of-way
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): G. A. Hurst
Editor(s): E. V. Komarek
Publication Year: 1971

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Andropogon
  • Araneida
  • arthropods
  • biomass
  • Coleoptera
  • Colinus virginianus
  • Curculio
  • Diptera
  • ecotones
  • Erigeron
  • Eupatorium
  • fire management
  • firebreaks
  • game birds
  • grasses
  • habits and behavior
  • Hemiptera
  • herbivory
  • Homoptera
  • insects
  • land use
  • Mississippi
  • mortality
  • nesting cover
  • old fields
  • Orthoptera
  • Panicum
  • Paspalum
  • population ecology
  • reproduction
  • roads
  • sampling
  • second growth forests
  • Setaria lutescens
  • Solenopsis
  • statistical analysis
  • succession
  • wildlife food plants
  • wildlife habitat management
  • wildlife openings
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39492
Tall Timbers Record Number: 14176
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Tall Timbers shelf
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.

Description

From the text ... 'The purpose of the study being reported on in this paper was to determine the effects of controlled burning on arthropod density (numbers) and biomass (dry weight), as these factors relate to brood habitat. Other features of brood habitat and quail chick food habits were also studied ... In conclusion, controlled burning rights-of-way , which must be kept free of tall woody vegetation, is an excellent means of manipulating the habitat in order to improve brood habitat and also obtain other benefits for bobwhite quail populations.'

Citation:
Hurst, G. A. 1971. The effects of controlled burning on arthropod density and biomass in relation to bobwhite quail brood habitat on a right-of-way, in Komarek, E. V., Proceedings Tall Timbers Conference on Ecological Animal Control by Habitat Management. Tallahassee, Florida. Tall Timbers Research Station,Tallahassee, Florida. p. 173-183,Ecological Animal Control by Habitat Management 2.