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  • Point count bird censusing - long term study in central Arizona-Phoenix: Study sites
  • Shochat, Eyal; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Katti, Madhusudan; Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
  • Warren, Paige; University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • 2016-12-17
  • Project goal: To study the patterns in bird species diversity, abundance and distribution over time and space, and the processes behind these patterns as a result of urbanization. The ongoing project (since October 2000) is documenting the abundance and distribution of birds in four habitats (51 sites): Urban (18) Desert (15) Riparian (11) and agricultural (7). The 40 non-riparian sites are a subset of the CAP LTER Survey200 points. We are using point counts to survey birds four times a year (January, April, July and October). During each session each point is visited by three birders who count all birds seen or heard for 15 minutes. Our goal is to study how different land-use forms affect bird abundance, distribution and diversity in the greater Phoenix area in order to predict and preserve high bird species diversity as urban development is proceeding. This dataset documents only the spatial location of bird survey locations. For full project data, including results of bird surveys, and updated bird survey locations, please see: Bateman, Heather; Childers, Dan; Katti, Madhusudan; Shochat, Eyal; Warren, Paige (2016-12-16): Point-count bird censusing: long-term monitoring of bird abundance and diversity in central Arizona-Phoenix, ongoing since 2000. Long Term Ecological Research Network.
  • N: 33.883451      S: 33.208079      E: -111.61843      W: -112.743539
  • Copyright Board of Regents, Arizona State University. This dataset is released to the public and may be used for academic, educational, or commercial purposes subject to the following restrictions: While CAP LTER will make every effort possible to control and document the quality of the data it publishes, the data are made available "as is". CAP LTER cannot assume responsibility for damages resulting from mis-use or mis-interpretation of datasets or from errors or omissions that may exist in the data. It is considered a matter of professional ethics to acknowledge the work of other scientists that has resulted in data used in subsequent research. CAP LTER expects that any use of data from this server will be accompanied with the appropriate citations and acknowledgments. CAP LTER encourages users to contact the original investigator responsible for the data that they are accessing. Where appropriate, researchers whose projects are integrally dependent on CAP LTER data are encouraged to consider collaboration and/or co-authorship with original investigators. CAP LTER requests that users submit to the Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU, one copy of any publication resulting from the use of data obtained from this site. CAP LTER requests that users not redistribute data obtained from this site. However, links or references to this site may be freely posted.
  • doi:10.6073/pasta/751122afc88cc16b7bbb1695c4d656e6
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