Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Project

Small and meso mammals and forest community dynamics

August 2013 - June 2016


Participating Agencies

  • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
  • University of Maine
  • Maine CRU
Red squirrel eating spruce pollen cone

Small and meso mammals are key components in forest communities. This study will address how habitat context (structure, tree species composition, and seed-energy production) shapes the strength of interaction within and among the mammal community, and further, how the mammal community acts to affect forest ecological processes.