Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Jerry R. Choate
I trapped small mammals at five interchanges along Interstate 70 highway in Kansas to estimate the community properties and to test the insularity of the interchanges. Physical and vegetative properties of the interchanges were similar. I captured ten species of small mammals, Microtus ochrogaster being the most common variation in community properties of the interchanges apparently results from micro-factors (micro-climate and micro-habitat). The insular nature of the interchanges likely is influenced by habitat within and adjacent to interchanges as well as by factors that affect community properties of small mammals within and adjacent to interchanges.
Copyright 1992 Thomas W. Haner
Haner, Thomas W., "Small Mammals at Interchanges of an Interstate Highway" (1992). Master's Theses. 2333.