Small mammal surveys were conducted in two geographically separated aspen areas, in the Chicken Creek Watershed Management Unit, Utah, and Break Neck Flat, Wyoming. Four small mammal species, Peromyscus maniculatus, Clethrionomys gapperi, Zapus princeps and Eutamias minimus were caught most often in both areas of the aspen ecosystem. Peromyscus maniculatus was usually the most abundant animal trapped at all locations indicating the success of this species in aspen communities. The proportion of each species trapped, however, fluctuated, likely in accordance with responses to periodic biotic and abiotic factors. This data will serve as baseline information for the U.S. Forest Service who are going to manipulate the aspen communities by burning in Wyoming and clear-cutting in Utah.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Thammaruxs, Apichart, "Small mammal survey in two geographically separated aspen areas" (1975). Theses and Dissertations. 7900.
Mammals, Geographical distribution; Aspen