Making mounds out of molehills? The role of pocket gophers in the Mima mounds and vernal pools of the San Joaquin Valley (Part Two)
Table of LIDAR and environmental metrics across the Merced River soil chronosequence. Summary statistics in the upper portion of the table are based on data collected from 163775 mounds included in the chronosequence. Data in the bottom half of the table is from Marchand (1976), Harden (1987), and Vollmar (2002)13, 14 ,15. A larger analysis of 242343 mounds was conducted using soil depth to restrictive layer (usually hardpan) and the results also supported the biologic hypothesis (increasing mound height and density with decreasing soil depth).