|SREL Reprint #0394|
Bird Diversity and Thermal Stress in a Cypress Swamp
O. Straney, Linda A. Briese, and Michael H. Smith
Thermal effluents increase the variances but
decrease the means of diversity and evenness estimates for bird species in a
cypress swamp. Changes in species
composition indicate that nonaquatic birds show a direct response to thermally
induced changes in the structural elements of the habitat.
Woodpeckers take advantage of standing dead trees for food and shelter in
thermally affected and post-thermal recovery areas; passerines are most affected
by the amount of canopy and ground cover.
SREL Reprint #0394
Straney, D.O., L.A. Briese, and M.H. Smith. 1974. Bird
diversity and thermal stress in a cypress swamp. p. 572-578. In
Thermal Ecology, edited by J.W. Gibbons and R.R. Sharitz.
CONF 730505. Atomic Energy Commission.