Overwintering in nests on the ground in the harvest mouse

@article{Ishiwaka2010OverwinteringIN,
  title={Overwintering in nests on the ground in the harvest mouse},
  author={Reiko Ishiwaka and Yasushi Kinoshita and Hajime Satou and Hidetoshi Kakihara and Yasuhisa Masuda},
  journal={Landscape and Ecological Engineering},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={335-342}
}
AbstractsThe harvest mouse Micromys minutus has adapted to inhabit the stalk zone of grassland vegetation and is identified by the characteristic nests this species builds on grasses above the ground. Such aerial nests have been considered as an almost exclusive sign of harvest mouse populations and have therefore also been used to determine habitat choice and population density of the harvest mouse. However, we found that nests built on the ground occur after farmers burn away grasslands… 

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