|A Preble's meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei) keeps a sharp eye on the photographer.|
Recruitment can be influenced by immigration or reproduction. Given the loss of habitat along eastern tributaries of Monument Creek, there are limited opportunities for increasing immigration from these tributaries and this may be a driving force during this time. However, Schorr warns that this may be a temporary decline that will be compensated by increased reproduction or immigration from western tributaries that are on the Academy.
|PMJM habitat along Monument Creek.|
This study will be published in the October 2012 Journal of Mammalogy.
|Rob Schorr and friend. Photo by James Dwyer.|