A Comparison of Methods Used to Examine Snowshoe Hare Habitat Use
Journal of Wildlife Management
Direct and indirect methods are employed to investigate mammalian habitat use. Direct methods include observation capture, and radiotelemetry, whereas indirect methods are dependent on some evidence of mammalian activity (e.g., browsing, tracks, feces) within available cover types. Various methods are often assumed to provide the same information, but only a few studies have attempted to determine if they do (Biggins and Pitcher 1978, Collins and Urness 1981).
Litvaitis, J. A., J. A. Sherburne, and J. A. Bissonette. 1985. A comparison of methods used to examine snowshoe hare habitat use. J. Wildlife Management 49(3):693-695.