A study conducted May 1978-December 1980 determined that the present geographic range of Columbian white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus leucurus, (CWTD) in Douglas County, Oregon encompassed 1199km2. The area was predominately a Quercus woodland community, typical of the Interior Valley Zone of western Oregon. The CWTD distribution
was not contiguous throughout...
We conducted capture and acoustic surveys for bats in six areas along a latitudinal gradient in Southeast Alaska from mid-May to September in 2005 and we continued surveys on Prince of Wales Island from mid-May to September in 2006. We determined the level of effort required to catch each species...
This study investigates the share of open space that maximizes total private property values in urban areas. Open space poses a number of trade-offs to city managers. On the one hand, previous studies have shown that certain kinds of open space can increase property values, which tends to increase tax...
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship
between social acceptance and observed peer interaction in a select
group of preschool children.
The subjects were 30 children enrolled
in two sessions of a child development laboratory sponsored by the
Department of Family Life at Oregon State University.
The survival of many species may be dependent
on their ability to exist in human-altered landscapes
within metapopulations; in turn, metapopulation persistence
is dictated by the ability of individuals to move
effectively among patches to promote recolonization. The
Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha taylori)
is a species that does not...
Discerning the intricacies of mating systems in butterflies can be difficult,
particularly when multiple mating strategies are employed and are cryptic and not
exclusive. We observed the behavior and habitat use of 113 male Taylor’s
checkerspot butterflies (Euphydryas editha taylori). We confirmed that two distinct
mating strategies were exhibited; patrolling...
Modified ride-on cars (ROCs) offer children with disabilities access to independent mobility. Aims: 1) To examine the association between caregiver attitudes towards self-directed mobility, caregiver alignment with the medical and social models of disability, and total modified ROC driving time; 2) To compare caregiver attitudes towards self-directed mobility, caregiver alignment...