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dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Matten_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Burn Plotsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T23:39:25Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T23:39:25Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/55098
dc.description.abstractSmall mammal communities were examined at five burn plots at the University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston, northern Lower Michigan. Burn years of plots were 1917, 1936, 1954, 1980, and 1998. Aspen dominated canopy coverage in older plots, with small and immature vegetation found in the younger plots. We noted the effects of ecological succession on community composition. Vegetation structure and coarse woody debris were examined at each plot to observe possible relationships with mammal distribution. There were significant differences among plots in the number of Peromyscus leucopus caught (XX=17.19, df=4, 0.001<p<0.01): the number of adults, sub adults and juveniles (XX=20.2, df=8, 0.001<p<0.01): the number of scrotal vs. abdominal males (XX=11.32, df=4, 0.02<p<0.05): and the number of females with tiny vs. enlarged nipples (XX=11.185, df=4, 0.02<p<0.05). The percent of males with abdominal testes was negatively correlated with the amount of coarse woody debris (CWD) (Rs=-0.9, p=0.037, N=5). CWD is a primary factor affecting distribution of small mammals, as reproductive and heavier individuals are found in areas with the greatest amount. Vegetation density and canopy coverage of plots was not related to mammal distribution.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectMammalogyen_US
dc.subject.classificationAspenen_US
dc.subject.otherFIREen_US
dc.subject.otherSUCCESSIONen_US
dc.subject.otherCOMMUNITIESen_US
dc.subject.otherVEGETATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherCOMMUNITIESen_US
dc.subject.otherTRAPPINGen_US
dc.subject.otherPEROMYSCUSen_US
dc.subject.otherTAMIASen_US
dc.subject.otherBLARINAen_US
dc.subject.otherDIVERSITYen_US
dc.titleMammal diversity in different aged plots in northern Lower Michigan.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
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dc.description.filedescriptionDescription of 3543.pdf : Access restricted to on-site users at the U-M Biological Station.en_US
dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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