Small mammal studies and results in the grassland biome

TitleSmall mammal studies and results in the grassland biome
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication1971
AuthorsHarris L.D
EditorFrench NR
Conference NamePreliminary Analysis of Structure and Function in Grasslands: Proceedings of Symposium Entitled "The Grassland Biome: Analysis and synthesis of First Year Data"
Series TitleRange Science Department Science Series 10
Date PublishedSeptember 1, 197
PublisherColorado State University
Conference LocationColorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Keywordsabstract, abstracts, conference, conference proceedings, conferences, grassland,function, grassland,lagomorphs, grassland,rodents, grassland,structure, Lagomorpha,grassland, proceeding, proceedings, Rodentia,grassland
Abstract Three types of information are conveyed: (i) an outline of the Grassland Biome small mammal studies, (ii) exemplary results from each of the subprojects, and (iii) summary analyses and observations drawn from the entire data bank. Significant differences in rodent catches are reported for different grazing treatments, soil types, and water stress treatments, but density estimates, home range, and areas-of-occupation charts reflect no such responses for jackrabbits on the intensive site in northeastern Colorado. Bimonthly dietary analyses of six small mammal species reflect a high degree of overlap between the herbivores, but strong niche segregation in general.
Custom 1Fort Collins, Colorado