Title

Vegetation and Avian Response to Prescribed Fire on Glade Habitats in the Missouri Ozarks

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Article

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Abstract

—Due to fire suppression and land use changes, Missouri glade habitats have undergone long-term declines in area and function leading to consequent declines in many bird species that rely on these habitats. We examined breeding bird species composition and vegetation community composition on three glade sites undergoing restoration with prescribed fire and compared them to three unbumed glade sites and three unbumed forest sites. Although we documented subtle changes in vegetation characteristics in response to prescribed fire, important structural characteristics, such as canopy cover (>55% at all study sites) and grass cover (

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COMER, CHRISTOPHER E., ANDREA L. BELL, BRIAN P. OSWALD, WARREN C. CONWAY, and D. BRENT BURT. 2011. "Vegetation and Avian Response to Prescribed Fire on Glade Habitats in the Missouri Ozarks." American Midland Naturalist 165, no. 1: 91-104.

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