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- 2Black-capped chickadees
- 2Boreal forests
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- 1Annich, Natasha C
- 1Avey, Marc
- 1Campbell, Kimberley Ann
- 1Garland, Laura
- 1Hahn, Allison H
- 1Moscicki, Michele
Songbirds (order Passeriformes, suborder Oscines) have captured the attention of scientists and non-scientists alike with their vocal signals. The black-capped chickadee (genus Poecile) uses its namesake call, chick-a-dee, to convey a variety of information. In Chapter 2 and 3, I examine the...
Remote camera traps are often applied to large mammal conservation and management programs because they are cost-effective, allow for repeat surveys, and can be deployed for long time periods. Additionally, statistical advancements in calculating population metrics, such as density, from camera...
For male breeding songbirds, song rate varies throughout the breeding season and tends to be correlated with breeding-cycle stages. Although these patterns have been well documented, to our knowledge, this relationship has not been used to predict a bird’s breeding status through acoustic...
Information contained within a simple acoustic signal: The fee-bee song of the black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)Download
Black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) are a common North American songbird that produce numerous types of vocalizations with various functions. The vocal repertoire of black-capped chickadees have been the focus of numerous vocal production and perception studies. Black-capped chickadees...
An investigation of sex differences in acoustic features of the chick-a-dee call of black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus)Download
The chick-a-dee call of the black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is composed of four main note types (A, B, C, and D) that occur in a fixed order. Sex differences have been identified in a number of black-capped chickadee vocalizations (including tseet calls and fee-bee songs) and in the...
Use of Bioacoustic Technology to Evaluate Habitat Use and Road Effects on Two Anuran Amphibians in the Boreal Region of Northeastern AlbertaDownload
Habitat loss and fragmentation are thought to be leading causes behind local to global amphibian declines. Recent expansion of the energy sector in the western boreal forest of northeastern Alberta raises concerns for amphibians that occupy this landscape. Methods for monitoring anuran amphibians...
Bioacoustic analyses of the chick-a-dee call of the Mexican chickadee (Poecile sclateri) and the boreal chickadee (Poecile hudsonica)Download
To understand the communicative functions of any vocalization it is important to first classify, describe, and measure the elements of that vocalization. Mexican (Poecile sclateri) and boreal (P. hudsonica) chickadees both produce a name-sake chick-a-dee call. Here, the note types present in...
Use of an Acoustic Location System to Understand Songbird Response to Vegetation Regeneration on Reclaimed Wellsites in the Boreal Forest of AlbertaDownload
Limited information exists on the recovery of different ecosystem components following reclamation of oil and gas wellsites in the boreal forest of Alberta. Songbird response to wellsite reclamation efforts in the boreal forest was previously unexamined, despite the abundance of wellsites,...