This paper is a summary of the work I did under Heather Herakovich for her research project "Grassland bird response to bison and prairie vegetation restoration." A short data analysis of parasitism of the field sparrow by brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) showed that parasitism was lower in the presence of bison than without and distance from hard edges of sites was insignificant to the rate of parasitism.
Ballut, Nikolas, "Student Engagement Fund Project: Grassland Birds" (2018). Faculty Peer-Reviewed Publications. 422.
Department of Biological Sciences
Student Engagement Fund