Date of Completion


Document Type

Honors College Thesis


Mathematics and Statistics

First Advisor

Ruth Mickey

Second Advisor

Therese Donovan

Third Advisor

Sheila Weaver


diversity Indices, biodiversity loss, species loss


Many studies try to determine the association between bird biodiversity and the surrounding physical environment. From this relationship, natural resource managers establish ways to maintain species diversity within the environment. In this paper, I will investigate what landscape factors are contributing to the underlying variability in bird species biodiversity throughout Vermont. A smaller portion of my study will be focused on analyzing tree diversity and its relationship with landscape and bird diversity variables. I will do this by using statistical analysis techniques, such as cluster analysis, regression, correlation and analysis of variance. From these results, hopefully a better method of promoting species biodiversity and maintenance can be established for locations throughout Vermont.

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