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Rodents (Muridae) Abundance and Habitat Shift between Agricultural, Non-Agricultural Land and Human Dwellings: A Proposed Strategy to Decrease Crop Damage

Rodents (Muridae) Abundance and Habitat Shift between Agricultural, Non-Agricultural Land and Human Dwellings: A Proposed Strategy to Decrease Crop Damage

Raja Imran Hussain* and Iqra Yousaf

Department of Biology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi

*     Corresponding author: rajaimran2003@gmail.com

 

Fig. 1.

The sketch of study area. Black squares area in fallow land are the trapping stations per habitat type.

Fig. 2.

Relationship between sampling months and total number of rodents captured per month in fields (crop, non-crop and fallow land) (▲) and human dwellings (○).

Fig. 3.

Number of rodents among four seasons in fields (crop, non-crop and fallow land) (A), and human dwellings (B). Different letters show significant relationship (p < 0.05) among seasons.

Fig. 4.

Relative density indexes (RDI) of rodents in the fields (crop, non-crop and fallow land) (A) and human dwellings (B) among seasons.

% of damaged tillers
RDI
Fig. 3.

Number of rodents among four seasons in fields (crop, non-crop and fallow land) (A), and human dwellings (B). Different letters show significant relationship (p < 0.05) among seasons.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 51, Iss. 6, Pages 1999-2399

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