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Title: Use of LiDAR to define habitat thresholds for forest bird conservation

Quantifying species-habitat relationships provides guidance for establishment of recovery standards for endangered species, but research on forest bird habitat has been limited by availability of fine-grained forest structure data across broad extents. New tools for collection of data on forest bird response to fine-grained forest structure provide opportunities to evaluate habitat thresholds for forest birds. We used LiDAR-derived estimates of habitat attributes and resource selection to evaluate foraging habitat thresholds for recovery of the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Leuconotopicus borealis; RCW) on the Savannah River Site, South Carolina.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Program
  2. USDA Forest Service, Savannah River, New Ellenton, SC (United States). Southern Research Station
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
USDA-17-03-P
Journal ID: ISSN 0378-1127; USDA--17-03-P
Grant/Contract Number:
AI09-00SR22188
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Forest Ecology and Management
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 399; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0378-1127
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
USDA Forest Service-Savannah River, New Ellenton, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU), Office of Security (AU-50)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; Forest structure; Habitat thresholds; LiDAR; Pine; Red-cockaded woodpecker; Resource selection
OSTI Identifier:
1358005