Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Eugene Flaherty
The effect of nest boxes on abundance of five species of small mammals in fallow cropland in west-central Kansas was examined form June 1982 to May 1983. There was no significant difference in abundance of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus), house mice (Mus musculus), hispid cotton rats (Signmodon hispidus), prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster), and northern grasshopper mice (Onychomys leucogaster), between a grid provisioned with next boxes and a control grid. Hispid cotton rats initially were more common on the control grid, but their numbers subsequently declined rapidly on both grids. Discrepancies between results of this study and results of previous studies are discussed.
Copyright 1984 Cris Cristoffer
Cristoffer, Cris, "Effect of Nest Box Refugia on Population Sizes of Small Mammals in Fallow Cropland" (1984). Master's Theses. 1909.