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Characteristics and functions of the lining of Piping Plover nests in the Great Lakes region.

dc.contributor.authorPerles, Stephanie J.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialCross Village Areaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialSturgeon Bayen_US
dc.coverage.spatialWilderness State Parken_US
dc.coverage.spatialWaugoshance Pointen_US
dc.coverage.spatialPointe Aux Chenesen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGrand Marais Areaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialVermilion Areaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialHigh Islanden_US
dc.coverage.spatialBeaver Islanden_US
dc.coverage.spatialNorth Manitou Islanden_US
dc.coverage.spatialPlatte Riveren_US
dc.coverage.spatialTemperance Islanden_US
dc.coverage.spatialThorne Swift Nature Preserveen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:33:15Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:33:15Z
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54621
dc.description.abstractGreat Lakes Piping Plovers nest on gravel beaches and line their nests with primarily light-colored fragments smaller than 0.5 cm. Through constructing artificial piping plover nests with different types of linings in the field and in the laboratory, I explored three possible functions of the nest lining. Linings may serve to reduce the amount of water retained in the nests after rain. Protection from sand deposition is not a function of the nest lining under normal wind conditions. Light-colored fragments remain cooler than unlined sand scrapes or scrapes lined with dark fragments. From simulations, I found that when adults are not incubating, the temperature in the nests increases significantly. Therefore, human disturbances which interrupt incubation may be detrimental to hatching success.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartMapen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectUndergraduate Research Exper.en_US
dc.subject.classificationCobble Beachen_US
dc.subject.otherBIRDSen_US
dc.subject.otherPLOVERSen_US
dc.subject.otherCHARADRIUSen_US
dc.subject.otherENDANGEREDen_US
dc.subject.otherTHREATENEDen_US
dc.subject.otherBREEDINGen_US
dc.subject.otherHABITATen_US
dc.subject.otherANALYSISen_US
dc.subject.otherBEHAVIORen_US
dc.subject.otherNESTINGen_US
dc.subject.otherGRAVELen_US
dc.subject.otherTERRITORYen_US
dc.subject.otherPOPULATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherRECOVERYen_US
dc.titleCharacteristics and functions of the lining of Piping Plover nests in the Great Lakes region.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54621/1/3061.pdf
dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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