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Landscape Ecology of Small Mammals - Gary W. Barrett

Landscape Ecology of Small Mammals

By: Gary W. Barrett (Editor), John D. Peles (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th June 1999
ISBN: 9780387986463
Number Of Pages: 348

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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.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Small Mammal Ecology: A Landscape Perspectivep. 1
Patterns of Movement and Habitat Use
Behavioral Model Systemsp. 11
Influence of Landscape Structure on Movement Patterns of Small Mammalsp. 41
Patterns and Impacts of Movements at Different Scales in Small Mammalsp. 63
Habitat Selection in Geographically Complex Landscapesp. 89
Population and Community Dynamics in Heterogeneous Landscapes
Experimental Analyses of Population Dynamics: Scaling Up to the Landscapep. 107
Spatial Demographic Synchrony in Fragmented Populationsp. 129
EMS Studies at the Individual, Patch, and Landscape Scale: Designing Landscapes to Measure Scale-Specific Responses to Habitat Fragmentationp. 147
The Relative Importance of Small-Scale and Landscape-Level Heterogeneity in Structuring Small Mammal Distributionsp. 175
Ecological Processes at Habitat Edges
Responses of Small Mammals to Habitat Edgesp. 211
Interactions Between Meadow Voles and White-Footed Mice at Forest-Oldfield Edges: Competition and Net Effects on Tree Invasion of Oldfieldsp. 229
Effects of Vegetation Type and Adjacent Agricultural Matrix on Fencerow Use by Small Mammals: a Nonmanipulative Experimentp. 249
Experimental Designs and Parameter Estimators at the Landscape Level
Experimental Design at the Landscape Scalep. 263
Demographic Parameter Estimation for Experimental Landscape Studies on Small Mammal Populationsp. 287
Synthesis
Synthesis: A Review of the Science and Prescriptions for the Futurep. 313
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9780387986463
ISBN-10: 0387986464
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 4th June 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.54