Date of Completion
Honors College Thesis
Mathematics and Statistics
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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Morris, Juliana M., "The Relationship between Landscape, Tree and Bird Biodiversity throughout Vermont" (2014). UVM Honors College Senior Theses. 41.