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Observations on the effect of flood on animals

Ecology

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Summary. The flood plain of the Patuxent River is washed over periodically, and occasionally the entire bottomland is submerged to a depth of several feet. The effects of an unusually severe flood on the populations and home ranges of wood mice (Peromyscus leucopus) and box turtles (Terrapene carolina) were studied by means of collecting the animals before, during, and after the flood. The flood had little or no effect on the size of the populations, and individuals showed remarkable ability to remain within their home ranges despite the flood.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Observations on the effect of flood on animals
Series title:
Ecology
Volume
29
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1948
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
505-507
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Ecology
First page:
505
Last page:
507