Managing surface rock communities for Neotoma magister

Jerry D. Hassinger, Calvin M. Butchkoski, Duane R Diefenbach

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The Allegheny woodrat (Neotoma magister) is, perforce, limited to rocky habitats (Castleberry et al. 2006) located in forest interiors. This association with surface rock islands in large tracts of contiguous forest means suitable habitat always has been rare and is becoming more so. Today, N. magister is endangered or threatened in six of the 12 states that encompass its range (Wright Chapter 1). Numerous authors, most recently Ford et al. (2006) and LoGiudice (2006, Chapter 2), suggest multiple stressors have contributed to a protracted population decline and local extinctions of N. magister populations. We consider these stressors as the result of two basic threats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Allegheny Woodrat
Subtitle of host publicationEcology, Conservation, and Management of a Declining Species
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780387360515
ISBN (Print)9780387360508
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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