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    Estimating Population Abundance of Ground Squirrels (Genus Spermophilus): A Review

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    A variety of techniques are available for estimating the abundance of ground squirrels. These methods can be classified as censuses, relative and absolute density estimates, and mark-recapture methods. At least several methods from each category have been used to estimate ground squirrel densities. There is no one method that is better than others. Instead, a large number of sampling methods are needed to match the variety of research needs in terms of economics, manpower, time, and ecological conditions.


    census, mark-recapture method, population sampling, Spermophilus, vertebrate pest control

    Author Information:

    Stroud, D
    Staff research associate, University of California at Davis, Davis, Calif.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.17

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35157S