Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service

Research & Development Treesearch

Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help - We Participate  Government Made Easy

Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (473 KB)

Title: Long-distance Movements by Female White-footed Mice, Peromyscus leucopus, in Extensive Mixed-wood Forest

Author: Maier, Thomas J.;

Date: 2002

Source: The Canadian Field Naturalist 116:108-111

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Two adult female White-footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus) were recovered 14,730 m and 6840 m from where they were originally captured and tagged in central Massachusetts. Similar combinations of factors throughout an extensive forested landscape, including poor acorn (Quercus spp.) crops, high population densities of mice, and the exclusive social behaviour of other female mice, may have been responsible for these long distance movements.

Keywords: White-footed Mouse, Peromyscus leucopus, dispersal, distance, mixed-wood forest, movement, Quercus, small mammals, social dynamics, Massachusetts

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • This publication may be available in hard copy. Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
  • Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact Sharon Hobrla, if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.



Maier, Thomas J. 2002. Long-distance Movements by Female White-footed Mice, Peromyscus leucopus, in Extensive Mixed-wood Forest. The Canadian Field Naturalist 116:108-111


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.