Master's Theses

Department

Biology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

I sampled small mammal populations using snap traps in untreated, herbicide treated, and tilled fallow fields in Rooks and Ellis countries, Kansas. The most common small mammals were Peromyscus maniculatus and Reithrodontomys megalotis in 1993 and 1994, respectively. Eight species of small mammals were caught in each year. Untreated sites consistently had larger values of small mammal biomass, Catch Per Unit Effort (CPU), diversity, and species richness. Chemically treated sites always had the greatest evenness and, in 1993, had greater small mammal biomass and CPU than that found in tilled sites. In 1994, tilled sites generally had a greater small mammal biomass and CPU than sprayed sites.

Advisor

Jerry R. Choate

Date of Award

Spring 1996

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1996 M. Neil Bass

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