Desert Mammal Ecology
(co-authored publications list authors in order)
Many ecologists now recognize the opportunities afforded by desert mammals to address general ecological questions. In the late 1960s, Rosenzweig and his students initiated these investigations of the ecological relationships of small desert mammals. They discovered that the interactions and diversity of small desert mammals hinge on sophisticated differences in habitats. These papers emanate from work both in the southwestern USA and Israel.
1986 Z. Abramsky, M.A. Bowers & MLR. Detecting interspecific competition in the field: testing the regression method. Oikos 47:199- 204.
1985 MLR, Z. Abramsky, B. Kotler & W. Mitchell. Can interaction coefficients be determined from census data? Oecologia 66:194-198.
1985 Z. Abramsky, S. Brand & MLR. Geographical ecology of gerbelline rodents in the sand dune habitats of Israel. J. Biogeog. 12:363-372.
1985 Z. Abramsky, MLR & S. Brand. Habitat selection in Israel desert rodents: comparison of a traditional and a new method of analysis, Oikos 45:79-88.
1984 MLR, Z. Abramsky & S. Brand. Estimating species interactions in heterogeneous environments. Oikos 43:329-340.
1980 R.J.Frye & MLR. Clump size selection: a field test with two species of Dipodomys. Oecologia 47:323-327.
1978 M. Mares & MLR. Granivory in North and South American deserts. Ecology 59:235-241.
1978 C. Lemen & MLR. Microhabitat selection in two species of heteromyid rodents. Oecologia 33:127-135.
1977 Coexistence and diversity in heteromyid rodents. Pp.89-99 in B. Stonehouse & C. Perrins (eds.), Evolutionary Ecology. Macmillan, London.
1977 M. Mares & MLR. Seeds-seedeater systems. Pp. 196-204 in G. Orians & O. Solbrig (eds.), Convergent Evolution in Warm Deserts. Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Stroudsburg, PA.
1975 G. Schroder & MLR. Perturbation analysis of competition and overlap in habitat utilization between Dipodomys ordii and Dipodomys merriami. Oecologia 19:9-28.
1975 MLR, B. Smigel & A. Kraft. Patterns of food, space and diversity, pp.241-268 in Rodents in Desert Environments, I. Prakash & P. Ghosh (eds.), Monographiae Biologicae 28, Dr. W. Junk, the Hague, Netherlands.
1974 B. Smigel, W. Jester, J. Blomgren, K.N. Prasad & MLR. Dietary analysis in granivores through the use of neutron activation. Ecology 55:340-349.
1974 B. Smigel & MLR. Seed selection in Dipodomys merriami and Perognathus penicillatus. Ecology 55:329-339.
1974 On the optimal aboveground activity of bannertail kangaroo rats. J. Mamm. 55:193-199.
1973 Habitat selection experiments with a pair of coexisting heteromyid rodent species. Ecology 54: 111-117. 1973 Exploitation in three trophic levels. Amer.Natur. 107: 275-294.
1970 MLR & P. Sterner. Population ecology of desert rodent communities: body size and seed-husking as bases for heteromyid coexistence. Ecology 51:217-224.
1969 MLR & J. Winakur. Population ecology of desert rodent communities: habitats and environmental complexity. Ecology 50:558-572.