College of Arts and Sciences
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.
Deer mice; Ecosystems--Analysis; Habitats; Mammal surveys; Small Mammals
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Maddigan, Abigail; Stevie, Piper; Braun, Laura; Fischer, Cody; Jakstis, Kristen; and Weilhoefer, Christine, "Effect of Restoration on Small Mammal Stress" (2016). Biology Undergraduate Publications, Presentations and Projects. Paper 7.