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Small mammal populations after a wildfire in northeast Minnesota.

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Buech, Richard R.; Siderits, Karl; Radtke, Robert E.; Sheldon, Howard L.; Elsing, Donald

Year Published

1977

Publication

Research Paper NC-151. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

Abstract

Small mammals were studied shortly after a large wildfire in northeast Minnesota. An average of only 16 as many small mammals were in three forest communities that had burned than were in comparable unburned areas. The greatest reduction was for the red-backed vole. An analysis of population attributes suggests that deer mice immigrated to the burned area. Small mammal succession and their impact on reforestation is predicted.

Keywords

southern red-back vole; deer mouse; masked shrew; rock vole; least chipmunk

Citation

Buech, Richard R.; Siderits, Karl; Radtke, Robert E.; Sheldon, Howard L.; Elsing, Donald. 1977. Small mammal populations after a wildfire in northeast Minnesota. Research Paper NC-151. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

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