Date

2016

Faculty Advisor

Laurie Dizney

College/School

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Biology

Abstract

This is the second year of a multi-year study evaluating the restoration efforts of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (TRNWR). This was a comprehensive study of restoration and its effects varying trophic levels, including, soil insects, vegetation. and mammals. Mammals were caught in three different site types: disturbed, restored, and intact, in order to measure population, population health, and restoration success. Higher populations of mammals were found in the intact sites, while greater diversity levels were observed at the disturbed sites. We also found that mammals in restored sites had significantly higher neutrophil to lymphocyte ratios, which indicate higher levels of stress.

Subjects

Deer mice; Ecosystems--Analysis; Habitats; Mammal surveys; Small Mammals

Publication Information

Founders' Day 2016, Poster.

Copyright for this work is retained by the authors.

Peer-Reviewed

No

Document Type

Student Project

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Biology Commons

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