Response of the Mount Graham red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis) to postfire conditions

Seafha J. Blount, John L. Koprowski

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Abstract

To assess response of Mount Graham red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis) to postfire conditions, we monitored size of home ranges and core areas and characteristics of vegetation at middens in an area of low-intensity burn. For a larger-scale assessment, we monitored mountain-wide occupancy of middens. Although red squirrels selected unburned locations as sites for middens, mean size of home range in a lightly burned area decreased over time, suggesting high availability of resources in lightly burned areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-15
Number of pages8
JournalSouthwestern Naturalist
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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