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Are mice eating up all the pine seeds?


Zwolak, Rafal; Foresman, Kerry; Crone, Elizabeth; Pearson, Dean; Ortega, Yvette. 2008. Are mice eating up all the pine seeds? In: Ritter, Sharon, ed. EcoReport. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. p. 8, 12.

Wildlife, even miniscule mice, can play an important role in forest regeneration and composition by consuming seeds, seedlings, and saplings. Mice can, through sheer numbers, consume a tremendous number of seeds. We wanted to learn if deer mice could affect how ponderosa pine forests regenerate after fire.

Keywords: BEMRP, Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Are mice eating up all the pine seeds?
Electronic Publish Date: April 30, 2009
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