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dc.contributor.advisorGarneau, Danielle
dc.contributor.authorFrenyea, Kayla
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Whitney
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-29T18:54:45Z
dc.date.available2018-03-29T18:54:45Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/69747
dc.descriptionStudent poster, Center for Earth and Environmental Science, SUNY Plattsburghen_US
dc.description.abstractSympatric species that compete over similar resources should not be able to coexist without niche partitioning. White-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) and deer mice (P. maniculatus) both share similar habitat and resources. Researchers have suggested that this coexistence is permitted as a result of physiological and/or behavioral differences among these two species. This study was conducted at two sandstone pavement barrens, selected for their global rarity as natural heritage sites, specifically the Altona Flat Rock in Chazy, and the Gadway sandstone pavement barren in Mooers, New York. Sixty Sherman live traps were monitored monthly, for four consecutive nights, over the course of the summer. P. leucopus and P. maniculatus are similar in pelage color and become difficult to distinguish morphologically, such that several metrics were collected. Additionally, saliva samples were drawn from each Peromyscus spp. in order to determine species using molecular verification via salivary amylase electrophoresus. There was a greater relative abundance of white-footed mice (P. leucopus) as compared to deer mice (P. maniculatus) on both the Altona Flat Rock and Gadway sandstone pavement barren. Red-backed voles, chipmunks, flying squirrel, red squirrel, meadow-jumping mice, and northern short-tailed shrews were also found at the Altona Flat Rock. Red-backed voles were not present on the Gadway sandstone pavement barren; however, northern short-tailed shrews, chipmunks, and red squirrels were common. The overall goal of our experiment was to determine the species composition of small mammals located on these unique sandstone pavement barrens. Additionally, our research served to determine whether sympatric populations of Peromyscus spp. were both present or if the sites were solely dominated by P. leucopus as was previously presumed.en_US
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dc.subjectdeer miceen_US
dc.subjectwhite-footed miceen_US
dc.subjectsandstone pavement barrenen_US
dc.subjectmolecular verificationen_US
dc.subjectAltona Flat Rock pine barrenen_US
dc.subjectGadway pine barrenen_US
dc.titleSurvey of Small Mammals on the Altona Flat Rock and the Gadway Sandstone Pavement Barrenen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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