Award Date

1-1-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

First Committee Member

Brett Riddle

Number of Pages

73

Abstract

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 .

Keywords

Ecology; Growth; Habitat; Monitor; Palmeri; Protocol; Relationships; Tamias; Testing

Controlled Subject

Forests and forestry; Ecology

File Format

pdf

File Size

2263.04 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/iadb-5xwt


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