publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Declining Populations of Greater Sage-Grouse: Where and Why

Michael R. Conover; Anthony J. Roberts;
  • Published: 01 Aug 2016
  • Publisher: Utah State University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Scientists have been predicting the extinction of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) since 1916, and sage-grouse populations have declined relentlessly during the last century despite attempts to reverse the decline. In this review paper, we examined the scientific literature to evaluate hypotheses about why sage-grouse populations have declined. There is little support for the hypotheses that the decline is due to overhunting, parasites, food shortages, or collisions with power lines or fences. West Nile Virus (WNV) reduced sagegrouse up to 25% when the virus first reached the West during 2002, but sage-grouse have developed resistance to the virus...
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free text keywords: common ravens, diseases, extinction, habitat fragmentation, habitat loss, hunting, parasites, predators, sagebrush, sage-grouse, Animal Sciences, Environmental sciences, GE1-350, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Declining Populations of Greater Sage-Grouse: Where and Why

Michael R. Conover; Anthony J. Roberts;