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Titolo:
EXPERIMENTAL COLONIZATION OF CONTRASTING HABITATS BY HOUSE MICE
Autore:
TATTERSALL FH; SMITH RH; NOWELL F;
Indirizzi:
ROYAL AGR COLL CIRENCESTER GL7 6JS GLOS ENGLAND UNIV READING,SCH ANIM & MICROBIAL SCI READING RG6 2AJ BERKS ENGLAND
Titolo Testata:
Zeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde
fascicolo: 6, volume: 62, anno: 1997,
pagine: 350 - 358
SICI:
0044-3468(1997)62:6<350:ECOCHB>2.0.ZU;2-7
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INTERSPECIFIC COMPETITION; MUS-MUSCULUS; POPULATION; MOUSE; COLONIZATION; PREDATION; ECOLOGY;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Citazioni:
25
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Citazione:
F.H. Tattersall et al., "EXPERIMENTAL COLONIZATION OF CONTRASTING HABITATS BY HOUSE MICE", Zeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde, 62(6), 1997, pp. 350-358

Abstract

House mice (Mus domesticus) are successful colonists, thriving both indoors and outdoors in a wide range of habitats, with the general exception of woodland. We investigated some of the processes affecting house mouse colonisation success by comparing the fates of mice experimentally introduced into woodland or buildings and provided with food andshelter (straw stacks) at a focal point. House mice introduced into buildings generally became established and bred, while house mice introduced into woodland declined to extinction within three months. House mice in buildings radiated away from the stacks and some established in the surrounding grassland, while house mice in woodland rarely left the stacks. At buildings captures of house mice outdoors correlated negatively with captures of wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus). There was evidence of heavy predation by weasels (Mustela nivalis) on house mice in woodland, but not in buildings. We suggest that woodland was unsuitable far house mice due to a combination of competition and predation:competition with wood mice restricted house mice to their focal introduction point making them vulnerable to extinction through predation by weasels.

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