Small Mammal Monitoring at Cape Cod National Seashore
Entry ID: gomc_174

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Summary
Abstract: Small mammal monitoring at Cape Cod National Seashore began in 2000.
Small mammals are an important component of the park's fauna. In addition to
their direct contribution to species richness, they play a major role in
trophic dynamics, consuming plant material and invertebrates, and in turn
serving as prey items for a number of species of snakes, raptorial birds, and
small to mid-sized carnivorous mammals. Through these relationships, small
mammals may directly influence population levels of insect pests and disease
vectors such as gypsy moths and deer ticks, as well as certain regionally rare
hawks and owls. In addition, through secondary effects, small mammals have the
potential to influence species up and down the food chain. At Cape Cod National
Seashore, small mammals are monitored to determine their abundance,
distribution, and habitat relationships.

Waterbody or Watershed Names: Cape Cod National Seashore

Sponsor: Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 43.07 S: 41.06  E: -69.75  W: -73.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >MAMMALS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Project
GOMMP >Gulf of Maine Monitoring Programs    [Information]


Keywords
Small Mammals


Data Center
Cape Cod National Seashore, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nps.gov/caco/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT P. COOK
Phone: 508-487-3262 x106
Email: robert.cook at nps.gov
Contact Address:
Cape Cod National Seashore
National Park Service
99 Marconi State Rd.
City: Welfleet
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02667
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: PDF
Fees: No


Personnel
ROBERT P. COOK
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 508-487-3262 x106
Email: robert.cook at nps.gov
Contact Address:
Cape Cod National Seashore
National Park Service
99 Marconi State Rd.
City: Welfleet
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02667
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-09-29

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