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Interactive effects of cattle and prairie dogs in mesquite establishment - Site 1 by Lalo Ponce

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1.52 Gigapixels
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Date added
Jul 14, 2011
Date taken
Jul 05, 2011
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Prairie dogs and cattle have a deep impact on vegetation in the arid grasslands. Their activities modified the structure, especially on shrubs such as mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) and Mormon tea (Ephedra tridentata). On this site prairie dogs and cattle were removed 6 years ago causing an increment on the mesquite establishment. I´m using Gigapan to measure mesquite abundance in order to compare sites exposed to different management regimes.

Is important to understand how these species interact in order to design appropriate management strategies to assure the conservation of arid grasslands in the Janos Biosphere Reserve.


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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1519 megapixels (116000 x 13100 pixels)
Input images: 720 (72 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 40.7 degrees high (top=6.9, bottom=-33.7)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-07-05 11:51:49 - 2011-07-05 12:34:28
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 187.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 5.1 to 100.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 10.5 to 100.0 percent
Computer stats: 2038.36 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 12:40:54 (1:03 per picture)
Alignment: 11:17:38, Projection: 12:39, Blending: 1:10:37
(Preview finished in 11:47:07)

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