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The Importance of Street Trees and Urban Avifauna: A lesson exploring the relationship between urban forest and foraging birds

Author(s): Sarah B Fones

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This module examines the relationship between street trees, urban avifauna, and socioeconomic gradients in the highly urbanized county of Los Angeles, California. Using edited data from a published study, students will learn how to run and interpret…

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This module examines the relationship between street trees, urban avifauna, and socioeconomic gradients in the highly urbanized county of Los Angeles, California. Using edited data from a published study, students will learn how to run and interpret a generalized linear model with negative binomial distribution in RStudio.

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This QUBES lesson is based on a study conducted by Wood and Esaian called “The importance of street trees to urban avifauna.”  Using this as a framework, students will explore the relationships between street trees, foraging birds, and socioeconomics in the urban setting of Los Angeles, California. A generalized linear model with negative binomial distribution will be used to analyze edited data from the focal paper in RStudio. This lesson will demonstrate why these models are used, how their interpretation can guide the management of urban forest, and how this process leads to better conservation of biodiversity in urban spaces.

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