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Anthropogenic water sources and the effects on Sonoran Desert small mammal communities

Abstract Anthropogenic water sources (AWS) are developed water sources used as a management tool for desert wildlife species. Studies documenting the effects of AWS are often focused on game species; whereas, the effects on non-target wildlife are less understood. We used live trapping techniques to investigate rodent abundance, biomass, and diversity metrics near AWS and paired control sites; we sampled vegetation to determine rodent-habitat associations in the Sauceda Mountains of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. A total of 370 individual mammals representing three genera and eight species were captured in 4,800 trap nights from winter 2011 to spring 2012. A multi-response permutation procedure was used to identify differences in small mammal commun... (more)
Created Date 2017-11-10
Contributor Switalski, Aaron (ASU author) / Bateman, Heather (ASU author) / College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Series PEERJ
Type Text
Extent 18 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4003 / ISSN: 2167-8359
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Citation Switalski, A. B., & Bateman, H. L. (2017). Anthropogenic water sources and the effects on Sonoran Desert small mammal communities. PeerJ, 5. doi:10.7717/peerj.4003
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