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Author(s): Horváth, Gy. & Pintér, V.
Title: Small mammal fauna of two abandoned field habitats, and a spatio-temporal analysis of four rodent populations
Year: 2000
Publication date: 2000-11-30
Volume: 13
Pages: 105-121.

Abstract: In the present study the authors investigate the small mammal fauna of two abandoned field habitats with different vegetation in the Dráva Lowlands, and the spatio-temporal changes of four rodent species found there, based on live-capture data from 1997–1998. The sampling areas are situated in the plain area of the rivulet Fekete-víz: one near the village Páprád, in a swampy area, which was not cultivated for four years, and the other near the village Nagycsány, in an area, which had been abandoned for one year. Based on their small mammal diversities, the two areas did not differ. Four species were captured in great numbers in both of the habitats: M. arvalis, A. agrarius, A. sylvaticus and A. flavicollis. For the characterisation of their dynamics, we applied minimum number alive (MNA) values, and for describing the spatial distribution of the individuals within the population, Lloyd's patchiness was used.
Keywords: population dynamics, spatial distribution, live trapping, Apodemus, diversity, Microtus

Journal: Miscellanea zoologica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Miscnea zool. hung.
ISSN: 0230-9017
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Forró, L., Hajdú, É. & Matskási, I.