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Title:

Small mammals on one-year set-aside

Creator:

Tattersall, F. H. ; Macdonald, D. W. ; Manley, W. J. ; Gates, S. ; Feber, R. ; Hart, B. J.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1997

Description:

Despite its conversation potential, little is known of whether land taken out of arable production as set-aside benefits wildlife, nor what features enhance its value as a habitat. Authors studied the presence of small mammals on one-year set-aside through a summer harvest period (278 captures in 3000 trap nights). Trapping success was low on all set-aside (0.6%), but was higher in adjoining hedgerow (30%) and cereal crops (13%). Wood mice Apodemus sylvaticus (Linnaeus, 1758) were the most commonly caught species, and the only species to occur on set-aside. There were no significant differences in trap success between set-aside configured in blocks and strips, nor between sown and naturally regenerated set-aside. Captures on set-aside increased after harvest, when the crop no longer provided cover. Data demonstrate that set-aside is not necessarily a suitable habitat for small mammals.

Subject and Keywords:

Apodemus sylvaticus ; arable ecosystem ; small mammals ; set aside ; Mysz zaroślowa

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

42

Issue:

3

Start page:

329

End page:

334

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

PDF

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.97-33

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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