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dc.contributor.supervisorBaydack, Richard (Environment and Geography)en_US
dc.contributor.authorKiss, Brian W.
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-07T13:12:47Z
dc.date.available2015-01-07T13:12:47Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/30151
dc.description.abstractVital rates and movement patterns of eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) have never been studied at the northern extent of their North American range in Manitoba, Canada. Using radio telemetry during 2011 and 2012, this study collected estimates of female spring/summer survival, reproductive success, dispersal, home range size, and habitat use. Females had a 53% survival probability, 82% nesting frequency, 29% nesting success, 35% hen success, 11.3 eggs/clutch, 89% hatching success, and a natality rate of 2.3. Winter weather and relatively high predator numbers appear to have caused annual variation in survival and hen success. Spring dispersal distances and home ranges averaged 8.2 km and 554.4 ha, respectively. Home ranges were selected in relation to forests, cattle feedlots, and grasslands; while within home ranges, individuals selected areas close to grasslands, forests, and intermittent streams. These results can be used when modeling current populations, managing harvest, and structuring future releases.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectnatalityen_US
dc.subjectradio telemetryen_US
dc.subjectnesting successen_US
dc.subjecthen successen_US
dc.subjectspring dispersalen_US
dc.subjecthome rangeen_US
dc.subjectmortalityen_US
dc.subjectwild turkeyen_US
dc.subjectsurvivalen_US
dc.subjectreproductive parametersen_US
dc.subjecthabitat useen_US
dc.subjectManitobaen_US
dc.titleSurvival, reproduction, movement, and habitat use of female eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) in Manitoba’s Pembina Valleyen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineEnvironment and Geographyen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeWalker, David (Environment and Geography) Baldwin, Frank (Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship) Joynt, Brian (Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteFebruary 2015en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


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