Population dynamics of gray squirrels in forest patches in Baltimore City
 
Tommy Parker, University of Missouri-Columbia; Charles H. Nilon, University of Missouri-Columbia
 
Tree squirrels are an important part of the fauna of forest patches in North American and European cities. Squirrels use forest patches as habitat and influence patch structure. Our study is part of a larger project studying population characteristics of gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) in forest patches in cities where they are native (Baltimore) and where they are exotics (London). We have been studying population density, wariness, intraspecific aggression and habitat use. Preliminary results from the first year of sampling will be presented.
 
Keywords: gray squirrels, exotic
 

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