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dc.contributor.authorOcchiuto, Francesca
dc.contributor.otherMohallal, Eman
dc.contributor.otherGilfillan, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.otherLowe, Andrew
dc.contributor.otherReader, Tom
dc.contributor.otherLowe, Andrew
dc.description.abstractThis study sought to understand seasonal changes in population size and habitat use by harvest mice, and other small mammal species, by live trapping in reedbeds in Nottinghamshire, England, and three associated habitats types: woodland, pasture and arable. Trapping sessions lasted one week, with two habitats typically being sampled in each. The traps were left in the pre-bait position on the first day, for three days (one or two days in the pilot), to allow the animals to become familiar with them. At 8am on the fourth day, traps showing signs of use, such as movement of the bedding, feeding or faeces, were cleaned and food and bedding was replaced, and all traps were set to catch. At approximately 3pm all the traps were checked, and the species and sex of captured animals was recorded. Animals were given a unique fur clip using a pair of fine scissors allowing us to distinguish individuals from one another, and then released at the point of capture. Thereafter, traps were checked twice a day, at 8am and 3pm. On the morning of the eight day, traps were checked for the last time and removed.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.subject.lcshOld World harvest mouse; Habitat (ecology);en_UK
dc.titleSeasonal patterns in habitat use by the harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) and other small mammals.en_UK
dc.subject.freesmall mammals, micromys minutus, harvest mouse, reedbed, wetland, population dynamics, habitat choiceen_UK
dc.subject.jacsBiological Sciencesen_UK
dc.subject.jacsBiological Sciences::Zoologyen_UK
dc.subject.lcQ Scienceen_UK
dc.subject.lcQ Science::QL Zoology::QL750 Animal behaviouren_UK - October 2018en_UK
uon.divisionUniversity of Nottingham, UK Campusen_UK
uon.datatypetrapping recordsen_UK
uon.collectionmethodlive trappingen_UK
uon.rightscontactFrancesca Occhiutoen_UK
uon.rightscontactTom Readeren_UK
uon.rightscontactEman Mohallalen_UK
uon.rightscontactGeoffrey Gilfillanen_UK
uon.rightscontactAndrew Loween_UK
uon.institutes-centresUniversity of Nottingham, UK Campusen_UK

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