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AT21-511 Webinar Chasing Black Rails in Coastal Texas
October 20, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMFree
Webinar Title: Chasing Black Rails in Coastal Texas
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Comments: AT21-511 Webinar Chasing Black Rails in Coastal Texas, Presenter: Amanda Haverland (AT=1h)
Webinar Date: 10/20/2021
Webinar Time: 12:00p-1:00p
Learn about Black Rails
The distribution and life history of the Black Rail is poorly studied in Texas. From 2015 to 2018, I studied the spatial ecology and habitat requirements of Black Rails in marshes of the Texas Gulf Coast. Through the application of occupancy models, radio telemetry, and capture-recapture studies, I provide an evaluation of factors that influence the distribution of Black Rails at multiple spatial scales in coastal Texas. More specifically, I developed a species distribution model for the species in coastal Texas to identify important areas for the bird on a landscape-scale, estimated home range size and examined habitat associations at the home-range scale, and looked at effects of disturbance from prescribed fire within Black Rail habitats.
Cost: no charge
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Amanda Haverland, Southern Great Plains Science Coordinator, American Bird Conservancy
TPWD Wildlife Diversity