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Silvicultural prescriptions to enhance northern flying squirrel (Glaucoinys sabrinus) habitat have been suggested as an aid for recovery of the threatened northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina). Flying squirrels are hypothesized to be limited by den sites (cavities in…
Author(s): A.B. Carey, T.M. Wilson, C.C. Maguire, B.L. Biswell
Keywords: cavity, den, Glaucomys sabrinus, nest, northern flying squirrel, old growth, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, prey, spotted owl, telemetry, Washington
Source: Journal of Wildlife Management. 61(3): 684-699
Year: 1997
Understanding ecological processes and their spatial scales is key to managing ecosystems for biodiversity, especially for species associated with late-seral forest. We focused on 2 species of squirrel (Sciuridae: northern flying squirrel, Glaucomys sabrinus, and Townsend's chipmunk, Tamias…
Author(s): A.B. Carey, J. Kershner, B. Biswell, L.S. Dominguez de Toledo
Keywords: ecological scale, forest development, Glaucomys sabrinus, habitat, northern flying squirrel, Oregon, Tamias townsendii, Townsend's chipmunk
Source: Wildlife Monographs. 142: 1-71
Year: 1999
Northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus) in the USA Pacific Northwest are keystone species that disseminate the spores of ectomycorrhizal fungi symbiotic with Pinaceae and that are preyed upon by a variety of vertebrate predators. Substantial research has shown that these squirrels…
Author(s): Andrew B. Carey
Keywords: Glaucomys sabrinus, flying squirrel, keystone species, ecosystem management
Source: In: Goldingay, R.L.; Scheibe, J.S., eds. Proceedings of the international theriological congress. Furth, Germany: Filander Verlag: 45-66.
Year: 2002
Two strategies for managing forests for multiple values have achieved prominence in debates in the Pacific Northwest: (1) legacy retention with passive management and long rotations, and (2) intensive management for timber with commercial thinnings and long rotations. Northern flying squirrels (…
Author(s): Andrew B. Carey
Keywords: Douglas fir, ecosystem management, forest ecology, forest management, Glaucomys sabrinus, managed forest, Pacific Northwest, silviculture, squirrels, Tamias townsendii, Tamiasciurus douglasii, thinning, old growth restoration
Source: Ecological Applications. 10(1): 1-100; 248-257.
Year: 2000
The northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) is a keystone species in Pacific Northwest conifer forests, consuming and disseminating spores of ectomycorrhizal fungi essential to Pinaceae and preyed upon by different vertebrate predators. Increasing the numbers of flying squirrels has…
Author(s): A.B. Carey
Keywords: Cavities, dens, forest management, Glaucomys sabrinus, limiting factors, nest boxes, northern flying squirrels, predation, wildlife management
Source: Wildlife Society Bulletin. 30(2): 547-556
Year: 2002
We present a technique, based on microhistological analysis of fecal pellets, for quantifying the diets of forest rodents. This technique provides for the simultaneous recording of fungal spores and vascular plant material. Fecal samples should be freeze dried, weighed, and rehydrated with…
Author(s): Patrick W. McIntire, Andrew B. Carey
Keywords: Diets, fecal analysis, food habits, Glaucomys sabrinus, mycophagy, rodents, Tamias townsendii
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-404. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 16 p
Year: 1989
We examined the nest-tree preferences of northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus) in an old-growth, mixed-conifer and red fir (Abies magnifica) forest of the southern Sierra Nevada of California. We tracked 27 individuals to 122 nest trees during 3 summers. Flying squirrels selected nest…
Author(s): Marc D. Meyer, Douglas A. Kelt, Malcolm P. North
Keywords: Glaucomys sabrinus, nest trees, radiotelemetry, riparian habitat, Sierra Nevada, snags
Source: Journal of Mammalogy, Vol. 86(2): 275-280
Year: 2005
We studied northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) demography in the eastern Washington Cascade Range to test hypotheses about regional and local abundance patterns and to inform managers of the possible effects of fire and fuels management on flying squirrels. We quantified habitat…
Author(s): John F. Lehmkuhl, Keith D. Kistler, James S. Begley, John Boulanger
Keywords: Cascade Range, demography, density, Douglas-fir, fuel management, Glaucomys sabrinus, home range, mycophagy, northern flying squirrel, ponderosa pine
Source: Ecological Applications. 16(2): 584-600
Year: 2006
Smoked aluminum track stations are a useful technique for studying patterns of abundance and distribution of northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus). They are easily transported to remote field sites, allow permanent preservation of tracks, and yield frequency-of-occurrence information. A…
Author(s): Martin G. Raphael, Cathy A. Taylor, Reginald H. Barrett
Keywords: Douglas-fir forest, Glaucomys sabrinus, Douglas-fir, habitat selection, northern flying squirrel, track stations, California
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-384. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 3 p
Year: 1986
Gliding allows mammals to exploit canopy habitats of old-growth forests possibly as a means to save energy. To assess costs of quadrupedal locomotion for a gliding arboreal mammal, we used open-flow respirometry and a variable-speed treadmill to measure oxygen consumption and to calculate cost of…
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Flaherty, Merav Ben-David, Winston P. Smith
Keywords: cost of transport, dispersal, energetic, Glaucomys sabrinus, respirometry, Sciurus niger
Source: Journal of Comparative Physiology B. [Online]. DOI 10.1007/s00360-010-0470-1.
Year: 2010