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dc.creatorReece, Bryan A.
dc.date.available2011-02-18T19:27:45Z
dc.date.issued2009-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/10860en_US
dc.description.abstractThe diversity, distribution, and developmental patterns of odonates (dragonflies and damselflies; Insecta: Odonata) were examined in the playa system of the Southern High Plains of Texas from 2003-2008. Comparisons were made in these factors between playas surrounded by the two dominant forms of land use (cropland, grassland). Controlled field and lab experiments were performed to examine the causal relationship between environmental variables and growth, development, and survival of larvae of a focal species. Land-use type did have an influence on certain variables, but not consistently or on all variables. Over one hundred new county records were discovered, indicating how little is known about this system. In addition, the dragonfly holdings at the Museum of Texas Tech University were sorted, identified, and compiled, revealing numerous other new county records.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectEcologyen_US
dc.subjectDamselfliesen_US
dc.subjectDragonfliesen_US
dc.subjectPlayaen_US
dc.subjectWetlandsen_US
dc.titleDiversity, distribution, and development of the Odonata of the Southern High Plains of Texas
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.namePh.D.
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentBiology
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDeslippe, Richard J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMartin, Clyde F.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMulligan, Kevin
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStrauss, Richard E.
dc.contributor.committeeChairMcIntyre, Nancy E.
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