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Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)/VCR010: Small Mammal Population and Community Ecology
Entry ID: LTER_VCR010

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Abstract: LTER/VCR010:
Live-trapping transects were established along four of the five
permanent transects (1, 2, 4, and 5) on Hog Island. Traps are located
every 12.5 m along the transect and alternately offset from the center
of the transect (to minimize the effects of the path) by 4 m. This
yields an inter-trap distance of 15 m. One Sherman live trap is placed
at each station and baited with peanut butter. Species trapped are Mus
musculus (house mouse), Oryzomys palustris (rice rat), and Rattus
norvegicus (Norway rat).

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Description: Access to Virginia Coast Reserve LTER datasets
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 37.0   S: 37.0   E: -75.0   W: -75.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-06-21
Originating Center
Data Center
Virginia Coast Reserve, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: VCR010

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 804-924-7761
Phone: 804-924-8999
Fax: 804-982-2137
Email: jhp7e at
Email: jporter at
Contact Address:
University of Virginia
Department of Environmental Sciences
Clark Hall
City: Charlottesville
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22903
Country: USA
Phone: 801-750-2459
Phone: 801-750-2463
Fax: 801-750-1871
Email: fishnwlf at
Email: rdueser at
Contact Address:
Utah State University
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
College of Natural Resources
City: Logan
Province or State: UT
Postal Code: 84322-5210
Country: USA
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Dueser, R.D., J.H. Porter, and J.L. Dooley, Jr. 1989. "Direct tests
for competition in North American rodent communities: Synthesis and
prognosis", in Symposium on Patterns in the Structure of Mammalian
Communities. D.W. Morris, Z. Abramsky, B.J. Fox, and M.R. Willig, eds.
Special Publication of the Museum #28. Texas Tech University, Lubbock,
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-10-14

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