Human Foot Traffic and its Effect on Limpkin (Aramus guarana) Foraging, Social Behavior, and Population Density

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2019-04
Authors
Stark, Alexandra
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Florida Southern College
Abstract
As the human population grows and previously natural areas become developed, human interactions with wildlife become increasingly common. Businesses and homes are commonly built near wildlife. Despite efforts to minimize effects of construction on native wildlife with methods like creating riparian zones or wildlife corridors, development often negatively impacts ecosystems (Brennen 2008). Studies on human development in natural habitats often focus on natural predators and how their populations will be affected by new infrastructure (Brennan 2008). Less commonly studied is the effect that human foot traffic will have on a species or an ecosystem.
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Honors thesis Spring 2019
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Population density, Ecological disturbances
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