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Landscape Ecology of Small Mammals

  • Gary W. Barrett
  • John D. Peles

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Small Mammal Ecology: A Landscape Perspective

    1. Gary W. Barrett, John D. Peles
      Pages 1-8
  3. Patterns of Movement and Habitat Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. Jerry O. Wolff
      Pages 11-40
    3. John D. Peles, David R. Bowne, Gary W. Barrett
      Pages 41-62
    4. James E. Diffendorfer, Michael S. Gaines, Robert D. Holt
      Pages 63-88
    5. Brent J. Danielson, Greg S. Anderson
      Pages 89-103
  4. Population and Community Dynamics in Heterogeneous Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-106
    2. George O. Batzli, Steven J. Harper, Yu-Teh K. Lin, Elizabeth A. Desy
      Pages 107-127
    3. Rolf A. Ims, Harry P. Andreassen
      Pages 129-145
    4. E. William Schweiger, James E. Diffendorfer, Raymond Pierotti, Robert D. Holt
      Pages 175-207
  5. Ecological Processes at Habitat Edges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-210
    2. William Z. Lidicker Jr., Jeffrey A. Peterson
      Pages 211-227
  6. Experimental Designs and Parameter Estimators at the Landscape Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-262
    2. Robert D. Holt, Michael A. Bowers
      Pages 263-285
  7. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Michael A. Bowers, Gary W. Barrett
      Pages 313-337
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 339-347

About this book

Introduction

Small mammals can be regarded as excellent subjects to test suppositions about population growth migration and reproduction, and, in particular, on how the complex physical structure of the environment affects the ecology of populations and communities. In other words, these small mammal studies can help formulate landscape ecological principles. This book summarizes a great deal of experimental work on the spatial ecology of small mammals. The field has entered an exciting stage with several new techniques (such as GIS and systems modeling) becoming available. Leading contributors describe and analyze the most well-known case studies and provide new insights into how landscape patterns and processes have had an impact on small mammals and how small mammals have, in turn, affected landscape structure and composition.

Keywords

ecological principles ecology environment forest landscape ecology mammals matrix migration population dynamics reproduction vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Gary W. Barrett
    • 1
  • John D. Peles
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EcologyThe University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Savannah River Ecology LaboratoryThe University of GeorgiaAikenUSA

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