An analysis of some physical factors affecting the local distribution of the shorttail shrew (Blarina brevicauda) in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan

TitleAn analysis of some physical factors affecting the local distribution of the shorttail shrew (Blarina brevicauda) in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1953
AuthorsJr. WOPruitt
JournalMiscellaneous Publications of the Museum of Zoology of the University of Michigan
Volume79
Pagination39 pp.
KeywordsVEGETATION
Abstract

1. On a series of five study areas in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, illustrating the main forest associations and soil types of the region, physical conditions (soil moisture, temperature, freezing, and penetrability) of the environment of Blarina brevicauda were recorded and analyzed for a period of 14 consecutive months. Previously, two summers had been spent in preliminary investigatin of the small mammals of the region.