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Title: Long-term Investigation of Territorial Behavior and Population Dynamics in the Common Loon, 1993-2009
Authors: Piper, Walter
Walcott, Charles
Keywords: Loons
Population Dynamics
Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Oneida County, Wisconsin
Vilas County, Wisconsin
Issue Date: 30-Apr-2012
Abstract: The Loon Project research focuses on two main issues: 1) how young animals acquire a territory, which they must have to breed, and 2) how older, established breeders hold onto their territories for as long as possible. In the course of exploring these two central issues, we have probed other areas, such as the impact of nesting platforms on reproductive success of loons, genetic parentage of loon chicks, changes in the territorial yodels of males, and local movements of breeding and non-breeding loons. More information can be found on the project website ( including techniques (, and findings (
Description: This data package must be uncompressed for use. In addition to the data described above, it includes an Ecological Metadata Language (EML) record, which describes in considerable detail the contents of the data table(s), methods, usage rights, and other information. All users of these data are strongly encouraged to review this EML record.
Content replaced at author's request on 30-April-2012.
Access to the content of this item is restricted, by request of the author (31 March 2014).
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