Navigation Links
Snakes, salamanders and other creatures thrive in areas with higher deer populations
Date:10/20/2008

here deer grazed frequently. Pill bugs, centipedes, millipedes, and beetles were found equally in grazed and fenced areas, but many other creatures were found in greater numbers in grazed areas.

Researchers found nearly three times as many red-backed salamanders and five-and-a-half times more snakes in sites with deer than those without deer. Among invertebrates, snails were 11 percent more abundant in grazed areas than in exclosures and the diversity of arthropods was also 14 percent greater in these areas.

Greenwald speculates that the areas with higher deer populations may appear to lack the high variety of low-lying plants found in exclosures, but the deer may be creating a richer soil mixture through their droppings. This rich soil may be benefiting some plants in the area, which in turn is attracting a larger diversity of insects and invertebrates.

Salamanders and snakes may then be following these creatures, creating a more diverse animal population overall in areas with deer.

"Another possibility is that we are observing a 'refuge effect,' where animals in the grazed areas are more likely to use the cover objects than animals in the ungrazed areas. If the ground in the exclosures really is more favorable, as we originally thought, maybe the animals there just have no need for our artificial cover boards," Greenwald said.

But no matter what the reason, she cautions that the take-home message of the study is that officials need to understand the forest ecosystem before making decisions about wildlife management.

"We need to be aware of what's happening in these forest ecosystems. Culling deer may cascade into affecting plants, salamanders, and other creatures in ways we can't even imagine. So before we start removing deer we should study what's really happening in these areas because there are a whole host of other issues that go along with culling," she said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Katherine Greenwald
Greenwald.35@osu.edu
614-578-3207
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Thriving hybrid salamanders contradict common wisdom
2. Salamanders, headwater streams critical in food chain
3. Savanna habitat drives birds, and perhaps others, to cooperative breeding
4. Mothers little helpers
5. One species entire genome discovered inside anothers
6. UC health news: molecular pathway may predict chemotherapy effectiveness
7. Same gene protects from 1 disease, opens door to another
8. Researchers develop liquid crystal pharmaceuticals to fight cancer and other diseases
9. Using nanotubes to detect and repair cracks in aircraft wings, other structures
10. How mother of thousands makes plantlets
11. Hydrothermal vents: Hot spots of microbial diversity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Snakes, salamanders and other creatures thrive in areas with higher deer populations
(Date:5/21/2015)... May 21, 2015 The Sync Project™ ... music for health, today announced a collaborative partnership with ... partnership will center on collaboration on original research, joint ... step in the collaboration, The Sync Project and BerkleeICE ... as Medicine" in the 2015-2016 academic year.  ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... LLC, a company engaged in biometric identification is an ... portion of the recently awarded TIES (Technical Information Engineering ... Army. 3D-ID LLC has a suite of ... and security agencies. Gino Pereira , ...
(Date:5/19/2015)... YORK , May 19, 2015  Technology is ... both internally and in the cloud. Passwords and their ... use of OTP and standards-based specifications such as those ... the outmoded use of passwords presents for BYOD, COPE, ... a unified biometric identity protocol. In ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Sync Project Announces Partnership with Berklee College of Music's Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship 2The Sync Project Announces Partnership with Berklee College of Music's Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship 3NXT-ID, Inc Announces Participation as Member of Team Battelle for TIES Contract Award 2NXT-ID, Inc Announces Participation as Member of Team Battelle for TIES Contract Award 3HYPR Corp. Biometric Security Integration Kit Shields Applications and Devices Across the Internet of Things 2HYPR Corp. Biometric Security Integration Kit Shields Applications and Devices Across the Internet of Things 3
... What influence does the variation in estrogen level ... Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Jean-Claude Dreher, a ... 1), in collaboration with an American team from ... directed by Karen Berman, has identified, for the ...
... worldwide influenza pandemic caused by mutation of a bird-specific ... infectious avian strain has caused outbreaks of bird flu ... virus might also mutate to allow human-to-human transmission and ... protein, the polymerase, contribute to the ability of the ...
... by Dr. John Dick at Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI) have ... "human" leukemia stem cells. The converted cells, when transplanted ... can replicate the entire disease process from the very moment ... , Dr. Dick, Senior Scientist at OCI, the research ...
Cached Biology News:The influence of the menstrual cycle on the female brain 2The influence of the menstrual cycle on the female brain 3The influence of the menstrual cycle on the female brain 4A first glimpse of the influenza replication machine 2Cancer scientists create 'human' leukemia process to map how disease begins, progresses 2
(Date:5/25/2015)... Phenome Networks, a software-as-a-service plant ... availability, beginning May 31st, of its next-generation Phenome One ... solidifies Phenome Networks’ lead in the plant breeding market, ... intuitive breeding workflow based on years of experience with ... design, and more. The new version of Phenome One, ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Knowledgent , the data and analytics ... potential of big data analytics in the life sciences ... help life sciences and healthcare organizations understand the ways ... business insights. , The life sciences and healthcare industries ... patient profiling, compliance and regulatory requirements, and scientific research. ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... PLAINSBORO, N.J. (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 ... initial circulation audit and been admitted to BPA ... result, BPA Worldwide will track audience data for ... geographic coverage. , “By becoming a member ... steadfast dedication to providing our clients with the ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... 2015  The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases ... Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today for introducing ... Treatments, or OPEN ACT. Supported by ... this bipartisan legislation promises to rapidly bring hundreds ... disease patients by incentivizing drug makers to "repurpose" ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Phenome Networks Announces its Next Generation Plant Breeding Management and Analytics Software 2Phenome Networks Announces its Next Generation Plant Breeding Management and Analytics Software 3New White Paper Explores the Potential of Big Data Analytics in Life Sciences and Healthcare 2Specialty Pharmacy Times Joins BPA Worldwide 2Advocates Cheer Senate Leaders for Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Increase Number of Rare Disease Treatments 2
... MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Vasogen ... The Lancet, a world-leading,medical journal, will publish ... therapy in chronic heart failure (ACCLAIM,trial): a ... issue,(Lancet 2008; 371: 228-36). The article describes ...
... January 27th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time in Conjunction with ... Leading Cardiothoracic Surgeons Conference - ... Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) and Intuitive,Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... on the topic of "Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic,Coronary ...
... and LUND, Sweden, January 18 ,ThromboGenics NV ... AB (Nordic Exchange: BINV) announce today that ... in Denmark to,initiate a Phase I clinical ... is a monoclonal antibody that targets the ...
Cached Biology Technology:The Lancet Publishes Vasogen's ACCLAIM Results 2The Lancet Publishes Vasogen's ACCLAIM Results 3The Lancet Publishes Vasogen's ACCLAIM Results 4The Lancet Publishes Vasogen's ACCLAIM Results 5Cardica and Intuitive Surgical to Host Educational Symposium on 'Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic Coronary Revascularization and Mitral Valve Repair' 2Cardica and Intuitive Surgical to Host Educational Symposium on 'Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic Coronary Revascularization and Mitral Valve Repair' 3Cardica and Intuitive Surgical to Host Educational Symposium on 'Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic Coronary Revascularization and Mitral Valve Repair' 4Cardica and Intuitive Surgical to Host Educational Symposium on 'Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic Coronary Revascularization and Mitral Valve Repair' 5ThromboGenics and BioInvent Receive Approval to Begin Clinical Trials of TB-403 for the Treatment of Cancer 2ThromboGenics and BioInvent Receive Approval to Begin Clinical Trials of TB-403 for the Treatment of Cancer 3ThromboGenics and BioInvent Receive Approval to Begin Clinical Trials of TB-403 for the Treatment of Cancer 4ThromboGenics and BioInvent Receive Approval to Begin Clinical Trials of TB-403 for the Treatment of Cancer 5
... TempliPhi 500 Amplification Kit, 500 reactions. ... sequencing in 4-6 h.Generate microgram quantities ... of starting material.Use amplified DNA directly ... from bacterial or M13 liquid cultures, ...
Attachments: Clip bar for tubes 10 to 19 mm in diameter Overall Dimension Height IC: 6 (15.2) Overall Dimension Length IC: 18.5 (46.9) Overall Dimension Width IC: 4 (10.2)...
Mixing speed from 750-3200RPM, small vortexing orbit of1.0mm...
This Universal 24" X 18" (61 X 45.7cm.) shaker platforms will accept any Thermo Forma shaker flask clip....
Biology Products: