Portland State University. Department of Biology
Richard B. Forbes
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology
1 online resource, digitized manuscript.
Dusky-footed wood rat
Home ranges of dusky-footed wood rats (Neotoma fuscipes) were determined by the exclusive boundary strip method in two colonies 630 m apart in Klamath County, Oregon. The mean home range area was 1800 - 1900 m2 . Densities or trees and shrubs were determined on selected home ranges and densities of wood rat houses and nests were determined on all home ranges. No significant correlation was found between home range areas and densities of various trees and shrubs, home range areas and densities of woodrat houses and nests, or home range areas and weights of woodrats in those areas.
No movement between colonies was observed.
Frazier, Brent D., "A study of home range in two Neotoma fuscipes colonies in Klamath County, Oregon" (1977). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2546.