Nocturnal rodent populations and associated vegetation with implications of human use at Saguaro National Monument, Arizona
AuthorDuncan, Douglas Keith, 1960-
AdvisorJohnson, R. Roy
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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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.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Wildlife and Fisheries Science