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Corpus Systématique Animale

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Small mammal abundance and habitat relationships on deciduous forested sites with different susceptibility to gypsy moth defoliation

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  • Deciduous forests
  • Defoliation
  • Gypsy moths
  • Habitat
  • Small mammals
  • Predators
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  • Richard H. Yahner 1
  • Harvey R. Smith 2
  • 1) School of Forest Resources, The Pennsylvania State University, 16802, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 2) Northeastern Forest Experimentation, USDA-Forest Service, 06514, Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Small mammals are important predators of gypsy moths (Lymantria dispar L.), which are major defoliators of deciduous forests in the northeastern United States. Abundance and habitat relationships of small mammals were studied during summers 1984 and 1985 on forested sites at Moshannon and Rothrock state forests in two physiographic regions of Pennsylvania (Allegheny High Plateaus Province and Valley and Ridge Province, respectively) that varied in potential susceptibility to defoliation. The white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus), which is a major vertebrate predator of gypsy moths, was the most common small mammal on all sites. Of the four common species, northern short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda), southern red-backed voles (Clethrionomys gapperi), and white-footed mice were more abundant at Moshannon compared to Rothrock State Forest, but masked shrews (Sorex cinereus) were more abundant at Rothrock. Elevation was a major factor affecting abundance and distribution of small mammals. Because of the greater abundance of small mammals and more suitable physiographic features at Moshannon compared to Rothrock State Forest, small mammals may be more effective as predators on gypsy moths in the Allegheny High Plateaus than the Valley and Ridge Province of Pennsylvania.

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  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
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Environmental Management

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