As areas of longleaf pine are restored in the Southeast, suitable habitat for southeastern pocket gopher colonization likewise will expand.
Mound-building behavior of the southeastern pocket gopher (Geomys pinetis).
Pattern and rale of mound production in the southeastern pocket gopher (Geomys pinetis).
Survey of the current distribution of the southeastern pocket gopher (Geomys pinetis) in Georgia.
Ecology of the southeastern pocket gopher (Geomys pinetis) in southwestern Georgia.
Variation in the southeastern pocket gopher, Geomys pinetis, along the St.
Table 1.--Descriptions of understory vegetation structure and soil characteristic variables measured within an 18 m radius of 50 sites with southeastern pocket gopher activity and 50 sites without activity within the Jones Ecological Research Center in Baker County, Georgia, 2012-2013 Variable Description Vegetation structure Pine Straw Percent of 5 1-[m.sup.2] plots covered by pine straw.
The association between southeastern pocket gophers and sandy soils is well-documented (McNab, 1966; Wilkins, 1985; Wilkins, 1987; Simkin and Michener, 2005; Southern Wildlife Consultants, 2008), but no previous study has quantified preferred texture.
Southeastern pocket gophers may select loamy sands based on metabolic needs.