Spatial ecology and resource selection by female lesser prairie-chickens within their home ranges and during dispersal
September 2016 - September 2019
- Pheasants Forever
Lesser prairie-chickens are sensitive to disturbances on the landscape - especially grazing and fire. Understanding the response of lesser prairie-chickens to a variety of grazing and prescribed fire practices are important for conservation planning.
Prescribed fire and grazing management are critical tools for managing lesser prairie-chickens. Landowners might be able to use these tools for management of lesser prairie-chicken populations. This research is a collaborative effort among the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, and NRCS Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative. Lesser prairie-chickens do benefit from heterogeneity of vegetation created by patch-burn grazing. Grazing intensity influences habitat selection by lesser prairie-chickens.
|Gulick, C., and D. Haukos. 2018. Spatial patterns of lesser prairie-chickens in response to different disturbance regimes. International Grouse Symposium, Logan, Utah.||September 2018|
|Gulick, C., and D.A. Haukos. 2018. Factors affecting habitat availability for lesser prairie-chickens across different land management regimes. Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Manhattan, Kansas.||February 2018|
|Gulick, C., and D.A. Haukos. 2019. Influence of grassland management systems on fine-scale distribution of lesser prairie-chickens and their habitat. Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota.||February 2019|
|Gulick, C., and D.A. Haukos. 2019. Influence of landscape features on female lesser prairie-chicken dispersal routes. Kansas Natural Resource Conference, Manhattan, Kansas.||January 2019|
|Gulick, C., D. Haukos, and J. Lautenbach. 2018. Effect of grazing management systems on space use by cattle and lesser prairie-chickens. Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Cleveland, Ohio.||October 2018|
|Gulick, C., J. Lautenbach, and D.A. Haukos. 2017. Space use by cattle, and its cascading effects on lesser prairie-chicken habitat selection. Annual conference of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, NM.||September 2017|
|Theses and Dissertations||Publication Date|
|Gulick, C. 2019. Spatial ecology and resource selection by female lesser prairie-chickens within their home ranges and during dispersal. Thesis, Kansas State University.||August 2019|