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1 February 2003 INFLUENCE OF LANDSCAPE ELEMENTS ON POPULATION DENSITIES AND HABITAT USE OF THREE SMALL-MAMMAL SPECIES
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Corridor effects on population densities and habitat use of 3 small-mammal species were assessed during 1998–2000 in an experimentally fragmented landscape. Corridor presence did not have a statistically significant effect on population densities of cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) or cotton mice (Peromyscus gossypinus); however, a significant effect was observed for old-field mice (Peromyscus polionotus) during 2000. Cotton rats were captured more frequently than expected in corridors, while old-field mice were captured more frequently than expected in habitat-patch interior; and cotton mice exhibited a more uniform distribution across habitat types. These results suggest that landscape fragmentation and habitat structure may have varying effects on population densities of different species.

Karen E. Mabry, Erin A. Dreelin, and Gary W. Barrett "INFLUENCE OF LANDSCAPE ELEMENTS ON POPULATION DENSITIES AND HABITAT USE OF THREE SMALL-MAMMAL SPECIES," Journal of Mammalogy 84(1), 20-25, (1 February 2003). https://doi.org/10.1644/1545-1542(2003)084<0020:IOLEOP>2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 2 July 2002; Published: 1 February 2003
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