Tuesday, May 11, 2010

American (Pine) Marten research in Sagehen basin.

The Sagehen basin & adjacent areas have been the focus of pine marten research since the 1970's, making the marten an indicator for monitoring changes to the basin forest.

The following are some theses resulting from this long-term research:
Moriarty, K. M., American Marten Distributions over a 28 Year Period: Relationships with Landscape Change in Sagehen Creek Experimental Forest, California, USA. 2009, Master's thesis, OSU. 108 pp.

Martin, S.K., "The ecology of the Pine Marten (Martes americana) at Sagehen Creek, California." 223 pp. 1987, Ph.D. thesis, UCB.

Zielinski, W.J., "Food habits, activity patterns, and ectoparasites of the pine marten at Sagehen Creek, California." 1981, Masters thesis, UCB. 121 pp.

Spencer, W.D., "Pine marten habitat preference at Sagehen Creek, California." 121 pp. 1981, Master's thesis, UCB.

Simon, "Ecology study of the marten in Tahoe National Forest." 1980, Master's thesis, Sacramento State University.
Selected additional journal publications related to Sagehen marten research:
Resting Site Selection by Marten at Sagehen Creek, California
Sandra K. Martin and Reginald H. Barrett

The current distribution of American martens in California
T.E. Kucera

Relationship between Food Habits and Activity Patterns of Pine Martens
William J. Zielinski, Wayne D. Spencer and Reginald H. Barrett
There are more publication references related to Sagehen marten research on our Publications pages.

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