Accession Number : AD0275869

Title :   SMALL MAMMAL BIOCLIMATE STUDIES IN NORTHERN REGIONS

Corporate Author : ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA

Personal Author(s) : PRUITT,WILLIAM O.JR. ; LUCIER,CHARLES V. ; HUFMAN,L.L.

Report Date : OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : As a base for future scientific investigations and their application to practical human needs, some small mammal bioclimate studies are made of northern regions. Two major divisions are established - the tundra (arctic treeless region) and the taiga (subarctic spruce forest). Further subdivisions are made, and 10 representative study areas are selected for Alaska. Some winter bioclimatic conditions - such as the snow cover and the moss layer - of taiga small mammals are analyzed. Points of potential value to the Air Force are drawn from studies on the importance of topographical iregularities in the formation of suitable microhabitats. Definitions of biological and ecological terms are appended. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ECOLOGY, *MAMMALS, BIOLOGY, CLIMATE, FORESTRY, LABORATORY ANIMALS, POLAR REGIONS, TERRAIN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE