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dc.contributor.authorWarren, Ashley Erin
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-07T04:30:17Z
dc.date.available2015-05-07T04:30:17Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.otherwarren_ashley_e_201408_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/warren_ashley_e_201408_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/31337
dc.description.abstractFrom September 2012 through December 2013 I used telemetry to investigate home range, survival, and movement patterns of southeastern pocket gophers (Geomys pinetis) in Southwestern Georgia. I also used a modeling approach to determine whether vegetation or soil characteristics best predicted gopher presence and developed a predictive model using combinations of vegetation and soil variables. Mean home range size of 17 gophers was 921.9 m2 (range = 43.4-2246.8 m2). Home range size was positively associated with body mass, percent silt, and soil carbon, and negatively associated with percent sand, percent clay, and grass ground cover. Two individuals were predated and survival rate was 0.78 over 51 weeks. Three individuals dispersed, with maximum dispersal distance of 319.1 m (range = 143.2-319.1 m). Pocket gophers exhibited greater activity at 00:00-4:00 and 16:00-20:00. Soil predicted presence better than vegetation, and the best predictive model combined percent clay, percent silt, pH, nitrogen, and carbon.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectsoutheastern pocket gopher
dc.subjectGeomys pinetis
dc.subjectfossorial
dc.subjectburrows
dc.subjecttunnels
dc.subjectlongleaf pine
dc.subjectPinus palustris
dc.subjecthome range
dc.subjectsurvival
dc.subjectdispersal
dc.subjecttranslocation
dc.subjecthoming
dc.subjecttelemetry
dc.subjectpredation
dc.subjectFlorida pine snake
dc.subjectPituophis melanoleucus
dc.subjectground cover
dc.subjectvegetation structure
dc.subjectsoil texture
dc.subjectsoil carbon
dc.subjectsoil nitrogen
dc.subjectsoil pH
dc.subjecthabitat suitability
dc.subjectmodeling
dc.subjectAIC
dc.titleEcology of the southeastern pocket gopher (Geomys pinetis) in southwestern Georgia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorSteven B. Castleberry
dc.description.committeeSteven B. Castleberry
dc.description.committeeDaniel Markewitz
dc.description.committeeL. Mike Conner


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