Mammals of Illinois and the Midwest: Ecological and Conservation Issues for Human-Dominated Landscapes

  • Philip C. Mankin
  • Richard E. Warner


In this chapter, we address how mammals have been affected by changes in midwestern landscapes over time, using Illinois as an example of extreme habitat disturbance. We will outline the key events which took place since the advent of European settlers, including an in-depth look at the last four decades, when land use changes have accelerated and anthropogenic disturbances have become even more dramatic.


Ground Squirrel Wildlife Management Nest Predation Black Bear Gray Squirrel 


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  • Philip C. Mankin
    • 1
  • Richard E. Warner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Natural Resources and Environmental SciencesUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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