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Title: Pre-treatment Conditions of Herpetofaunal Communities on Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP) Sites, 1992-1995

Author: Renken, Rochelle B.;

Date: 1997

Source: In: Brookshire, Brian L. Shifley, Stephen R., eds. Proceedings of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project Symposium: an experimental approach to landscape research; 1997 June 3-5; St. Louis, MO. General Technical Report NC-193. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 289-308.

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Description: I examined the species composition, species richness, and relative abundance of herpetofaunal communities on southwest-facing and northeast-facing slopes on the MOFEP sites. For the landscape-scale investigations, herpetofaunal communities on southwest- facing slopes were relatively similar, averaged 23.4 species/site, and had relative abundance estimates ranging from 14.4 to 38.2 captures/100 trap days. Communities on northeast-facing slopes were also relatively similar, averaged 23.2 species/site, and had relative abundance estimates ranging from 14.7 to 41.1 captures/100 trap days. For the small-scale investigations, herpetofaunal community similarity indices ranged from 0.56 to 0. 77 and relative abundance estimates ranged from 15.9 to 29.7 captures/100 trap days.

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Renken, Rochelle B. 1997. Pre-treatment Conditions of Herpetofaunal Communities on Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP) Sites, 1992-1995. In: Brookshire, Brian L. Shifley, Stephen R., eds. Proceedings of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project Symposium: an experimental approach to landscape research; 1997 June 3-5; St. Louis, MO. General Technical Report NC-193. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 289-308.

 


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