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Multi-scale habitat associations of flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans and G. sabrinus) in Haliburton Forest, Ontario.

Kim Stinchcombe

Multi-scale habitat associations of flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans and G. sabrinus) in Haliburton Forest, Ontario.

by Kim Stinchcombe

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Published in 2005 .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Research Paper(M.F.C.)--University of Toronto, 2005. Forestry.

The Physical Object
Paginationii, 40 leaves.
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20240954M

  Flying squirrels are found in a much narrower range of habitats than the red squirrel (Hanski et al. ; Selonen et al. ), owing to their close association with aspen. Consequently, there might be genetically determined adaptations to aspen in flying squirrels, which would limit the degree to which experience influences habitat selection.   You’ll even find flying squirrel house plans, along with house designs for other species of squirrels. Building a squirrel house will seem more like fun than work, especially when you see the finished product. Gnome houses coordinate well with garden motifs. Your squirrel house or den can be decorated for the holidays or seasons.

Habitat Flying squirrels mainly live around trees and they specifically like to inhabit woodpeckers’ holes, nest boxes, snags, abandoned nests of birds and other squirrels. Some of them may even den in houses or barns. They can glide easily from one tree to another while foraging. They are adapted to living in forests and woodlands at any. The northern flying squirrel has been considered a keystone species because of its role in facilitating an obligate ecological relationship between mycorrhizal fungi and dominant canopy tree species (Maser and Maser ).The squirrel feeds on truffles and deposits fecal pellets with fungal spores and nitrogen-fixing bacteria across the forest floor (Maser and Maser ).

Flying squirrels are frequent visitors at bird feeders, and some people have lights at the feeders so they can watch the flying squirrel's antics at night. Predators. Small hawks and owls, foxes, weasels, and in northern Minnesota, marten. Habitat and range. Living in tree hollows or leaf nests, flying squirrels are the only nocturnal squirrels.   The habitat of the newly described Mount Gaoligong flying squirrel. (Image: Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden) Up until this new discovery, these were the only two specimens of Biswamoyopterus known.


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Multi-scale habitat associations of flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans and G. sabrinus) in Haliburton Forest, Ontario by Kim Stinchcombe Download PDF EPUB FB2

Flying squirrel, (tribe Pteromyini), any of more than 50 species of gliding squirrels. Three species are North American, Multi-scale habitat associations of flying squirrels book live in northern Eurasia, and all others are found in the temperate and tropical forests of India and other parts of gh these rodents do not fly, glides of up to metres (almost 1, feet) have been recorded for Giant flying squirrels (Petaurista).

The southern flying squirrel is found in eastern deciduous forests or mixed forests of North America. Large hickory and beech trees are more abundant in intensively used areas of their home ranges. Also, maple and poplar, as well as oak trees make favorable : Sciuridae.

Habitat and range. The northern flying squirrel is found in coniferous and mixed coniferous forests across the top of North America, from Alaska to Nova Scotia, south to the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee and west to Utah, Washington and Oregon. The Humboldt's flying squirrel was formerly considered conspecific, but was found to be a cryptic species, and now considered : Sciuridae.

Description. Northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus) and southern flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans) are the only two native flying squirrel species found in North are both gray-brown, but the northern flying squirrel has belly fur that is gray at the base, and for the southern flying squirrel the belly fur is all white.

For instance, the comparable sampling scale used in previous flying squirrel studies is a m diameter circular plot, of roughly ha (e.g., Pyare and Longland,Smith and Nichols, ) and data collected at this scale has suggested an importance of micro-site preference or small-scale space use for northern flying squirrels; namely.

Southern flying squirrel is a considerably small, arboreal rodent. The animal exhibits large eyes as well as a flattened, wide and heavily furred tail. Southern flying squirrel is a gliding creature.

When 'flying', it uses so-called "patagium" - a fold of skin, found between its hind and fore-legs. Northern flying squirrels often form groups of 8 individuals, typically including matures squirrels and juveniles. In addition, multiple individuals have been known to live in the same nest.

During the winter months, these squirrels gather into same-sex units in order to keep warm. Northern flying squirrels are strictly nocturnal animals. Flying Squirrels are the only nocturnal tree squirrel, and are the smallest of all squirrels.

Preferred Nesting Habitat: Found in coniferous and mixed forests (especially those that produce mast [nuts] such as maple, beech, hickory, oak and poplar), with a good tree canopy overhead. May avoid areas where wood has been recently harvested.

Squirrel - Squirrel - Classification and evolutionary history: Tree squirrels belong to the subfamily Sciurinae; it and the subfamily Pteromyinae (flying squirrels) constitute the family Sciuridae of the order Rodentia.

Fossils record the evolutionary history of tree squirrels back to the Late Eocene Epoch ( million to million years ago) in North America and the Miocene Epoch ( Range Extent.

Score F - 20, km squared (about 8, square miles). Commentsquare Kilometers from Natural Heritage Program range maps. Long-term Trend. Score E - Relatively Stable (±25% change). Comment Habitat is likely stable within +/- 25% since European settlement. Short-term Trend. Score U - Unknown.

Short-term trend in population, range, area. Squirrel densities were not correlated with habitat characteristics; we concluded that flying squirrels may be habitat generalists, and not a species associated with old-growth stands, as was previously hypothesized.

We suggest that studies be carried out with radiotelemetry to more accurately assess the habitat associations of this species. Size of Southern Flying Squirrel: These species vary from to 10 inches in length. Color of Southern Flying Squirrel: The upper portion of the body is covered in fur which is either brown or grey.

The body underneath appears grey colored. Face of Southern Flying Squirrel: These species have a small round head with big, round and black eyes. (Weigl ). Determination of important habitat characteristics for flying squirrels in the northeastern United States has been limited to a few studies, with most work done on the southern species (MaddenFridell and Litvaitis ).

The objectives ofthis study were to review the historical information on flying squirrels. A great resource for students, this book covers every detail-from the first squirrels of 36 million years ago to the wary critters stealing the acorns of today.

in Flying squirrels. Including Japanese, Northern and Southern Flying Squirrels. Habitat, Diet, Adaptations, Health, Care Elliot Lang. out of 5 stars Paperback. $ Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). Next. Special offers and product promotions. recommended by the National Science Teacher’s Association, chosen for the Children's Literature Reviews: 3.

Abstract. The northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) has an extensive range in North America, inhabiting boreal, coniferous, and mixed forests of the northern United States and Canada and the slopes of the mountains of the east and undisturbed northern populations are apparently thriving, but those in the southern mountains are considered disjunct relicts occupying.

Urban Ecology, 9 () Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam - Printed in The Netherlands HABITAT ASSOCIATION OF MAMMALS IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK LARRY W. VanDRUFF and RICHARD N. ROWSE* College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY (U.S.A.) (Accepted 15 January ) ABSTRACT.

Flying Squirrels as Pets. Facts and Information. Including Japanese, Northern and Southern Flying Squirrels. Habitat, Diet, Adaptations, Health, Care and Where to Buy All Included. (Paperback) - Common [By (author) Elliot Lang] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Flying Squirrels as Pets. Facts and Information. Including Japanese, Northern and Southern Flying s: The extensive knowledge on dispersal behaviour of the flying squirrel, well-studied habitat associations and the proved need for evidence-based conservation may. Northern Flying Squirrel Species Guidance 1 of 9 PUB ER (last updated J ) Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) Species Guidance Family: Sciuridae – the squirrels General Description: The northern flying squirrel and its sister species, the southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans), both occur in Wisconsin.

The northern flying squirrel is slightly larger than the. Comparison of single-scale and multi-scale habitat selection models for mammal species in mountain regions of Alberta, Canada. The single-scale model is that with the lowest AIC score from a candidate set of single-scale models, each with habitat quantified at a spatial scale ranging from m to m radii, at m intervals.Southern flying squirrels, which appear similar to the northern flying squirrels, can be distinguished because they are smaller and the hairs on the belly are often white all the way to the base of the hair.

The dental formula for Glaucomys sabrinus is 1/1, 0/0, 2/1, 3/3 = 12/10 = Figure Average captures per trap-nights of flying squirrels in three habitat categories from northern and western Alberta, Canada. 25 Figure Average captures per trap-nights of flying squirrels in four habitat