Urban Ecology pp 623-627 | Cite as

Impacts of Site Disturbance on the Small Mammal Fauna of Urban Woodlands

  • Charles Nilon
  • Scott Huckstep

Abstract

Woodlands are an important component of urban and suburban residential areas in North American cities, making up 30% of open space land in a study of the open spaces in the Chicago, Ill. region (Nilon and Huckstep, in press). Previous researchers have pointed to the educational and social importance of wildlife habitats in and around residential neighborhoods (Burgess et al. 1988), and have considered the potential of these sites in protecting rare species (Dickman and Doncaster 1987).

Keywords

Income Canis Felis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Nilon
    • 1
  • Scott Huckstep
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Natural ResourcesUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA

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