Nocturnal rodent populations and associated vegetation with implications of human use at Saguaro National Monument, Arizona

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Title:
Nocturnal rodent populations and associated vegetation with implications of human use at Saguaro National Monument, Arizona
Author:
Duncan, Douglas Keith, 1960-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
I obtained densities of nocturnal rodents in the saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) forest of Saguaro National Monument, Arizona with live trapping techniques, in 1984 and 1985. I sampled vegetation density, percent cover, and foliage height diversity. My objective was to determine if humans influenced nocturnal rodents and their habitat. Rodent populations and vegetation were analyzed through 2-way analysis of variance. Few significant differences were determined for rodent numbers between experimental and control plots. My findings show that minimal impact has occurred on rodent populations and on vegetation by humans in Saguaro National Monument.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Rodent populations -- Arizona -- Saguaro National Park.; Animal-plant relationships.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Wildlife and Fisheries Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Johnson, R. Roy

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleNocturnal rodent populations and associated vegetation with implications of human use at Saguaro National Monument, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorDuncan, Douglas Keith, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Douglas Keith, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractI obtained densities of nocturnal rodents in the saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) forest of Saguaro National Monument, Arizona with live trapping techniques, in 1984 and 1985. I sampled vegetation density, percent cover, and foliage height diversity. My objective was to determine if humans influenced nocturnal rodents and their habitat. Rodent populations and vegetation were analyzed through 2-way analysis of variance. Few significant differences were determined for rodent numbers between experimental and control plots. My findings show that minimal impact has occurred on rodent populations and on vegetation by humans in Saguaro National Monument.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectRodent populations -- Arizona -- Saguaro National Park.en_US
dc.subjectAnimal-plant relationships.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWildlife and Fisheries Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, R. Royen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1339038en_US
dc.identifier.oclc24341630en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b1785412xen_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17854118en_US
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