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dc.contributor.authorLochmiller, R. L.
dc.contributor.authorBoggs, J. F.
dc.contributor.authorMcMurry, S. T.
dc.contributor.authorLeslie, D. M.
dc.contributor.authorEngle, D. M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-24T02:39:05Z
dc.date.available2020-09-24T02:39:05Z
dc.date.issued1991-03-01
dc.identifier.citationLochmiller, R. L., Boggs, J. F., McMurry, S. T., Leslie, D. M., & Engle, D. M. (1991). Response of cottontail rabbit populations to herbicide and fire applications on cross timbers rangeland. Journal of Range Management, 44(2), 150-155.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4002314
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644915
dc.description.abstractKnowledge of how resident wildlife populations respond to brush management strategies is especially limited for rangelands in the cross timbers vegetation type of Oklahoma. We examined how cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus) density and habitat use were influenced by applications of tebuthiuron or triclopyr, with and without annual burning, on cross timbers rangeland. Line transect flush-counts, mark-recapture livetrapping, and fecal pellet counts were used to evaluate seasonal differences in population density among 5 brush control treatments. Cottontail rabbits (n = 225) were flushed along 362 km of line transects during 5 census periods. Density in winter was consistently lower than summer for all treatments, except for the untreated control in winter 1987. Line transect density estimates varied from 0 to 1.975 rabbits/ha and suggested that herbicide and annual burning treatments had a positive influence on cottontail rabbit populations compared to untreated controls. Mark-recapture density estimates did not differ among treatments. Fecal pellet counts were greater on herbicide-treated pastures than an untreated control in both spring and fall. Prairie-eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana L.) and forest-prairie ecotone habitats were utilized greater than expected by cottontail rabbits. Mature hardwood overstory and mixed-brush habitats were avoided. Tebuthiuron and triclopyr effectively deceased hardwood overstory and increased preferred habitats for cottontail rabbits.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjecttebuthiuron
dc.subjectpopulation density
dc.subjecttriclopyr
dc.subjectSylvilagus floridanus
dc.subjectecotones
dc.subjecthabitats
dc.subjectforests
dc.subjectbrush control
dc.subjectpopulation dynamics
dc.subjectprescribed burning
dc.subjectOklahoma
dc.subjectprairies
dc.subjectrange management
dc.titleResponse of cottontail rabbit populations to herbicide and fire applications on cross timbers rangeland
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume44
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage150-155
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-24T02:39:05Z


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