Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. Thane S. Robinson

Second Advisor

Dr. Richard Brewer

Third Advisor

Dr. William C. Van Deventer

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This investigation was concerned with the microenvironment of the daytime resting places of cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) in southwestern Michigan. Many studies have been made of the habitat (Friley, 1955), cover (Hendrickson, 1938; Leopold, 1942; Linduska, 1947), food (Trippensee, 1938; Dice, 1945), and home ranges (Haugen, 1942) of cottontail rabbits. The purpose of this investigation was to search for possible correlations between various physical factors and the daytime activity and resting places of cottontails.

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