Table 1

Common shrew population characteristics on two Danish meadows with three livestock grazing intensities.

Meadow

Treatment

Number trapped

Number autopsied

Mean number of placental scars

Mean number of fetuses

Mean female body mass (g)

Mean male body mass (g)


East

NO GRAZING

163

156

4.67

[3.06]

7.67

[0.82]

7.60

[1.24]

7.45

[1.30]

LOW

186

144

-

-

5.50

[2.38]

7.23

[1.23]

7.16

[1.15]

HIGH

71

56

6.00

-

6.33

[1.54]

7.54

[1.41]

7.20

[0.99]

West

NO GRAZING

81

49

-

-

8.00

-

6.99

[1.13]

7.03

[0.86]

LOW

65

60

7.50

[0.71]

6.50

[0.71]

7.46

[2.28]

6.99

[1.24]

HIGH

4

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-


Data on placental scars, foetuses and body mass are from autopsied adult individuals only. Numbers in brackets are standard deviations.

Schmidt et al. BMC Ecology 2009 9:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-9-2

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