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© Oxford University Press, 2015. This chapter explores the different field biology studies of mammals living at Wytham Woods. It focuses first on research done on small mammals such as wood mice and voles, and examines their ecology to environmental factors. It emphasizes the 13-year study of Henry Southern concerning the small mammals. It investigates the two mammals' population cycles and looks into D. H. Chitty's hypothesis in the regulation of the size of mammal populations. It discusses the effects of habitat management on mammals and their roles in the ecosystem such as being indicators for agro-pollutants and pesticide residues. It also investigates the ecology of large mammals such as deer, weasels, foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, and squirrels.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605187.003.0010

Type

Chapter

Book title

Wytham Woods: Oxford's Ecological Laboratory

Publication Date

02/06/2011