Master's Theses

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Date of Award

Spring 1967

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Dr. Eugene Flaherty


The small mammal populations in twelve areas in north-central Kansas were sampled to determine the species and numbers of mammals present, the dissimilarities among communities, and the ecological distribution of each species, and to show that the populations were members of a continuum rather than members of discrete communities. Ten species of rodents were collected during the investigation with each species occurring in from two or more of the six vegetation types sampled. The overlapping pattern of distribution of the mammals was shown by plotting their prominence values on a two- dimensional ordination which was constructed from the dissimilarity values among the mammal populations.


Copyright 1967 Donald W. Kaufman


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