Master's Theses

Date of Award

Fall 1992

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

Advisor

Jerry R. Choate

Abstract

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.

Rights

Copyright 1992 Thomas W. Haner

Comments

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