Landscape patterns of Florida scrub jay habitat use and demographic success

D. R. Breininger, V. L. Larson, B. W. Duncan, R. B. Smith, D. M. Oddy, M. F. Goodchild

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Habitat use by Florida scrub jays (Aphelocoma c. coerulescens) was quantified using circular plots. Habitat variation was mapped using high-resolution aerial photography on a site where all Florida scrub jays were color-banded. Nest site selection, nest success, yearling production, and breeder survival were measured within Florida scrub jay territories. Population sources varied temporally and spatially with fires and site potential to support scrub oaks. Analyses of landscape patterns and dynamics indicated that habitat mapping should not only include patches of currently optimal habitat but should also include landscapes associated with open oak.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
No781 I
Specialist publicationNCASI Technical Bulletin
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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