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NCEAS 2090: Burton: Immunological response to environmental conditions , Burton R , and National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Trapping locations, animal body mass, and breeding conditions of Neotoma fuscipes on Sedgwick Reserve nceas.104.24
Trapping locations, animal body mass, and breeding conditions of Neotoma fuscipes on Sedgwick Reserve
Neotoma fuscipes Data Burton.xls
The dataset associated with this metadata was collected over a 3 year period at the Sedgwick Ranch Reserve in Santa Barbara County, CA. Neotoma fuscipes, or the dusky-footed woodrat, were trapped and ear-tagged at various sites, and various data were recorded about each animal. Data on the condition and locations of the dens and surrounding habitat were also collected.
101 Neotoma fuscipes dens were mapped within an 8.3 ha area. 49 of the dens were randomly selected and were used as sites for live trapping. Traps were baited with food and set out 2 nights per month. Each animal was ear-tagged and the gender, weight, age class and resproductive status of each animal was recorded. Additional data were collected on the location and conditions of the den sites and surrounding habitat.