This study was conducted to examine small mammal diversity between two separate
biomes within Minnesota and see if there are significant differences between areas. Biomes are
made up of microhabitats, which creates different types of proffered habitat for different animal
species. For example, Peromyscus leucopus selects habitat based on the complexity of the
vertical structure (Kaufman et al. 1983). Small mammal sampling grids were set in order to
identify the species present and in what proportions. The data will determine which of the two
biomes contains a higher diversity and if there are any similarities between the two areas.
White, Aaron; Henderson, Corey; Sharrow, Matthew; Anderson, Annika.
Small Mammal Diversity Comparison Between Different Biomes in North East Minnesota.
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