|SREL Reprint #0095|
Effect of Weather on Captures of Small Mammals
B. Gentry, F. B. Golley, and J. T. McGinnis
influence of weather and weather change on the captures of small mammals by
lines of snap traps in 12 habitats over approximately 12 years on the AEC
Savannah River Plant was determined. In
addition to the influence of weather, and weather change from the preceding
night, the night of trapping, type of trap line, habitat, season, and day of
trapping also were considered. The
effect of the weather on the numbers of captures was significant for total
species and for total captures of cotton rat.
The effect of weather change was not generally significant.
However, considering only habitats in which captures of animals were
considerably higher than the average, the effect of weather change on captures
was usually significant at the 95% level.
SREL Reprint #0095
Gentry, J.B., F.B. Golley, and J.T. McGinnis. 1966.
Effect of weather on captures of small mammals. The American
Midland Naturalist 75:526-530.