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A Tale Of Two Habitats: Analysis Of Small Mammal Activity And Diversity On Ksc Property

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dc.contributor.author Samantha Dormio
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-23T20:22:06Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-23T20:22:06Z
dc.date.issued 04/11/2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/7585
dc.description dc.description
dc.description.abstract Few studies have evaluated the ecological significance of Keene State?s riparian woodlands. The goal of this study is to compare small mammal activity and diversity in two distinct campus habitats: the wooded banks of the Ashuelot River and an early successional field dominated by forbs and small shrubs. We assembled track tubes, in which animals attracted by a bait leave ink prints on contact paper. We placed the track tubes at sampling stations along a line-transect in both habitats, checked tubes daily, and followed a sampling cycle that alternated use of stations to minimize oversampling of individual animals. We used ImageJ software to objectively quantify track marks. Observations over a 2? month period revealed far greater mammal activity in the riparian habitat. Finally, we plan to compare the species which left prints at field and riparian stations
dc.description.sponsorship Kenneth Bergman
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Keene State College
dc.subject Biology
dc.title A Tale Of Two Habitats: Analysis Of Small Mammal Activity And Diversity On Ksc Property
dc.type Presentation


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