Project ID

E2011-20

Abstract

Information collected for this project, along with additional research conducted on the STRIPS project, showed that prairie strips can be a valuable tool for improving ecosystem health in agricultural lands, especially in terms of improving water quality and increasing biodiversity and landscape heterogeneity.

Key Question

Can row-cropped agricultural catchments with small amounts of reconstructed prairie support greater native bird biodiversity than row-cropped catchments without prairie?

Findings

At the scale and location of the STRIPS experiment, the answer was yes; however, it may not be possible for all grassland bird species to be conserved through prairie strips.

Principal Investigator(s)

Lisa A. Schulte Moore

Co-Investigator(s)

Anna L. MacDonald

Year of Grant Completion

2014

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