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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Small Mammal Utilization of Vernal Pools, San Diego County, California.
Author Winfield, T. P. ; Cass, T. ; MacDonald, K. B. ;
CORP Author Woodward-Clyde Consultants, San Diego, CA.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/081;
Stock Number PB85-193274
Additional Subjects Mammals ; Ecology ; Ponds ; Coasts ; Seasonal variations ; Spring season ; Spatial distribution ; Populations ; Abundance ; Insects ; Feeding stuffs ; California ; Vernal pools ; San Diego County(California)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-193274 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 9p
This study investigated use of a large vernal pool on local small mammal populations. The vernal pool provides a potential source of habitat for residence. Seven species of mammals were captured during the study. Only Reithrodontomys had a higher estimated population at the pool than was found at the non-pool control site. Reithrodontomys reportedly will include insects as a large portion of their diet, thus their abundance at the pool site may reflect the greater availability of insects (larvae and adults) as a food source. There was no evidence of small mammal burrowing or nesting activity in the dried vernal pool bottom.