Title

Patterns of Microhabitat Use by Sorex Monticolus in Summer

Keywords

Sorex monticolus, habitat, near-ground cover

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1990-12-31

Publisher

The Great Basin Naturalist

Language

English

College

Life Sciences

Department

Biology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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