Juvenile Dispersal of Franklin's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus Franklinii) from a Prairie "Island"
Martin, Jason M., Heske, Edward J., The American Midland Naturalist
Franklin's ground squirrel (Spermophilus franklinii) is declining in the eastern portion of its range, and this decline is often attributed to habitat fragmentation. However, the ability of S. franklinii to disperse across an agricultural landscape is not known. During spring 2002 we live trapped a small, apparently isolated, population of Franklin's ground squirrels in a 12-ha tallgrass prairie restoration located south of Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois. This prairie "island" was surrounded primarily by row-crop agriculture. We radio-tracked 14 juvenile Franklin's ground squirrels (seven males and seven females) throughout dispersal to determine how far dispersers …
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Publication information: Article title: Juvenile Dispersal of Franklin's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus Franklinii) from a Prairie "Island". Contributors: Martin, Jason M. - Author, Heske, Edward J. - Author. Journal title: The American Midland Naturalist. Volume: 153. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 2005. Page number: 444+. © 1995 University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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