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Urban Wildlife and Wildlife Control 4 April 2013 How would you deal with a request to solve the problem of unwanted flying squirrels in someone’s attic? Urban Wildlife- mourning dove, cardinal, mocking bird, Norway rat, starling, pigeon.. some don’t mind living in the urban areas UMass has wildlife too! Even though it is relatively urban. What influences their density and distribution? Habitat availability and diversity Natural landscapes (trees, bushes, pond creeks, greenbelts, parks) “Human Landscapes” (sheds, barns, gardens dogfood, garbage) But, Urban monoculture Too much cement- vegetation sparse, homerange too big Mortality factors Low- no hunting or trapping, no large natural predators High- cats eating birds, road kills Bird Community differences Abundance of exotics is HIGH (URBAN) LOW(NATURAL) Abundance of natives LOW(Urban) HIGH (natural) No of species low urban, high natural Biomass urban high natural low Density high urban, natural low Method of feeding urban generalists, natural specialists
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  • Spring '12
  • ToddFuller
  • Ecology, Biodiversity, Natural environment, Hunting, Urban Wildlife and Wildlife Control

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