The social structure of a mammalian species is a basic feature of its life history. Although a knowledge of the social system is prerequisite to understanding various reproductive and endocrinologic phenomena seen by workers sudying Microtus, Mus, and Peromyscus in the laboratory, behavior and sociality of Microtus in the field have been overlooked because they are difficult to stdy and because emphasis in microtine research has been placed on the microtine population "cycle". Project Number 183.
Jannett, Jr., Frederick J.
"Social Dynamics of the Montane Vole, Microtus Montanus, and their Population Consequences,"
Jackson Hole Research Station Annual Report: Vol. 1973
, Article 10.
Available at: http://repository.uwyo.edu/jhrs_reports/vol1973/iss1/10