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    Author(s): Margaret K. Trani; W. Mark Ford; Brian R., eds. Chapman
    Date: 2007
    Source: Durham, NC: The Nature Conservancy; Atlanta, GA: U.S. Forest Service. 546 p.
    Publication Series: Book
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Description

    One hundred and one mammal species are described that occur in the southern United States. Narrative accounts provide a comprehensive overview of relevant taxonomy, conservation status, distribution, life history, and guidelines for management. Mammal associations within 17 terrestrial and five aquatic communities are presented in the form of habitat relationship matrices. Dichotomous keys for identifying each species are provided using pelage, body measurements, and cranial characteristics. The guide is designed to provide land managers with the ecological information necessary for assessing the influence of management and environmental change.

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    Citation

    Trani, Margaret K.; Ford, W. Mark; Chapman, Brian R., eds. 2007. The land manager's guide to mammals of the South. Durham, NC: The Nature Conservancy; Atlanta, GA: U.S. Forest Service. 546 p.

    Keywords

    mammals, habitat relationships, land management, conservation, southern United States

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