Larry D. Harris

Perception And Use Of Wildlife By North Central Florida People

Results of over 250 interviews and 600 mail questionnaires indicate that over 40'10 of north central Florida adults are hunters. This is a significantly larger proportion than buy licenses. There were no significant socioeconomic or demographic differences between hunters, nonhunters and antihunters except that males dominated the hunter group. Hunters appear to be more knowledgeable about wildlife than either the nonhunters or antihunters. Over one-half of present antihunters hunted in the past. Motivations for hunting are varied but simple enjoyment of the out-of-doors seems to be of...

Year
1977

Impact of Forest Plantations on North Florida Wildlife and Habitat

Seasonal measures of the animal community and understory vegetation in nine year old slash pine plantations of three different levels of site preparation intensity are compared to mature natural stands. While there appear to be no significant differences in bird, mammal or arthropod populations between the three site preparation intensities of young plantation. responses were significantly different when mature stands were included in the comparison. Bird and small mammal abundance and diversity was much greater in the mature longleaf pine stand than any other habitat type. Low intensity...

Year
1974

Effects of Intensive Forestry on Succession and Wildlife in Florida Sandhills

Twelve 259 ha (1 mi2) plots of varying clearcut percentages were established in a randomi7.ed complete block design in the central Florida sandhills. Response variables ranged from understory vegetation changes to game species abundance over a period of 13 years. Pine (Pinus spp.) plantation establishment resulted in an increase (P < .05) in understory vegetation biomass and diversity. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginanus) seemed to prefer the partial plantation plots, but there was also a significant seasonal interaction between habitat type and deer usage. Passeriform and Piciform...

Year
1974