Patterns of Microhabitat Use by Sorex Monticolus in Summer
Sorex monticolus, habitat, near-ground cover
Sorex monticolus is found from Alaska to Mexico in a variety of montane and boreal habitats (Hennings and Hoffmann 1977). In previous characterizations of microhabitat used by this species, few measures of physical or vegetative structure were significantly correlated with captures of S. monticolus. Typically, only some measure of near-ground cover (or related variables) is significantly associated with abundance. Sorex monticolus favors habitats with dense ground cover but seems to have few other microhabitat requirements (Hawes 1977, Terry 1981, Gunther et al. 1983, Reichel 1986, Doyle 1989).
Original Publication Citation
Belk, M.C., C.L. Pritchett, and H.D. Smith. 1990. Patterns of microhabitat use by Sorex monticolus in summer. The Great Basin Naturalist 50:387-389.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Belk, Mark C.; Pritchett, Clyde L.; and Smith, H. Duane, "Patterns of Microhabitat Use by Sorex Monticolus in Summer" (1990). Faculty Publications. 5485.
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