Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
The ecology of Tamias palmeri is investigated. Presence-absence and relative abundance of T. palmeri are related to principle component scores of habitat variables using logistic regression and multiple linear regression, respectively. Relative abundance of Tamias palmeri estimated with live capture-recapture was positively correlated with shrub cover and negatively correlated with slope. Timing of emergence from dens by juveniles was earlier and weights of juveniles were greater in ravine areas as compared to upslope areas. Track plates were not correlated with trap captures. Track plate success was not correlated with habitat variables. The results of this study were used to build a GIS model to predict potential habitat for T. palmeri. Shrub cover, lower slopes, and access to water are believed to be important habitat variables for T. palmeri .
Ecology; Growth; Habitat; Monitor; Palmeri; Protocol; Relationships; Tamias; Testing
Forests and forestry; Ecology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Lowrey, Christopher Eric, "Ecology and growth of Tamias palmeri and testing of a protocol to monitor habitat relationships" (2002). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1416.