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Small mammal populations after a wildfire in northeast Minnesota.Author(s): Richard R. Buech; Karl Siderits; Robert E. Radtke; Howard L. Sheldon; Donald Elsing
Source: Research Paper NC-151. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionSmall mammals were studied shortly after a large wildfire in northeast Minnesota. An average of only 16 as many small mammals were in three forest communities that had burned than were in comparable unburned areas. The greatest reduction was for the red-backed vole. An analysis of population attributes suggests that deer mice immigrated to the burned area. Small mammal succession and their impact on reforestation is predicted.
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CitationBuech, Richard R.; Siderits, Karl; Radtke, Robert E.; Sheldon, Howard L.; Elsing, Donald. 1977. Small mammal populations after a wildfire in northeast Minnesota. Research Paper NC-151. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordssouthern red-back vole, deer mouse, masked shrew, rock vole, least chipmunk
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