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USGS Conducts Small Mammal Work at War in the Pacific NHP


The USGS Brown Tree Snake Project on Guam has begun a project to evaluate small mammal trapping techniques for use in monitoring mammal densities on Guam and in the neighboring Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Andrew Wiewel is leading the project that will test the effectiveness of three bait types (Coconut, peanut butter and oatmeal, and coconut and peanut butter) and two different trap types (Haguruma wire cage and Sherman box traps). In addition to measuring small mammal densities, Andrew will be obtaining species inventory data that will be useful to park's continuing management efforts. This research is being conducted on one of the same sites that the USGS conducted brown tree snake density studies in 2000-2001.

Dwayne Minton

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