Accession Number : ADA323415
Title : Habitat Suitability Index Models: Snowshoe Hare.
Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,
Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE FORT COLLINS CO WESTERN ENERGY AND LAND USE TEAM
Personal Author(s) : Carreker, Raymond G.
PDF Url : ADA323415
Report Date : AUG 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 34
Abstract : The snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) is indigenous to boreal forests throughout North America (Dolbeer and Clark 1975). Snowshoe hares consume herbaceous vegetation during the growing season and change to a woody diet in the fall and winter (Baker et al. 1921; Dodds 1960). Young forests with abundant understory that provide food and cover are preferred habitat (Grange 1932). Snowshoe hares exhibit approximate 10-year cycles of abundance and scarcity throughout much of their range, which have been attributed to hare-food interactions (Vowles 1972; Bryant 1981a) and hare-food-predator interactions (Keith 1974; Wolff 1980, 1981).
Descriptors : *FORESTS, *RABBITS, MAMMALS, MODELS, WINTER, HABITATS, FOOD, DIET, WOOD, NORTH AMERICA, SEASONS.
Subject Categories : Biology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE