Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorChristopher, Cory Chad
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-05T16:04:01Z
dc.date.available2014-03-05T16:04:01Z
dc.date.issued2002-08
dc.identifier.otherchristopher_cory_c_200208_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/christopher_cory_c_200208_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29520
dc.description.abstractMuch attention has been devoted to interactions among similar coexisting species. Most of this literature, however, concerns negative interactions such as competition, whereas there is less information concerning positive interactions, especially mutualistic interactions, among similar small mammal species. This investigation addresses interactions between two similar small mammal species, the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus, and the golden mouse, Ochrotomys nuttalli, and seeks to determine how positive and negative interactions, integrated with community interactions such as vegetative cover and food resources, function in population and community regulation. Peromyscus leucopus was removed from 4 experimental grids within the study site to assess the removal effects on population dynamics of O. nuttalli. Following removal of P. leucopus, O. nuttalli showed no difference in population density, but showed a change in habitat use by extending use of vertical habitat. I believe that abundant resources (e.g., Quercus nigra mast crop) precluded extreme competition between these species.
dc.languageCoexistence of the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus, and the golden mouse, Ochrotomys nuttalli, in a southeastern forested peninsula : a removal study
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectCompetition
dc.subjectLandscape
dc.subjectMutualism
dc.subjectPeninsula
dc.subjectPeromyscus leucopus
dc.subjectOchrotomys nuttalli
dc.titleCoexistence of the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus, and the golden mouse, Ochrotomys nuttalli, in a southeastern forested peninsula : a removal study
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentEcology
dc.description.majorEcology
dc.description.advisorGary W. Barrett
dc.description.committeeGary W. Barrett
dc.description.committeeMark Hunter
dc.description.committeeSteven Castleberry


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record