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Title: Size and overlap of home range in a high density population of the Japanese Field vole Microtus montebelli

Creator:

Urayama, K.

Date issued/created:

1995

Resource Type:

Article

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Description:

Relationships of size and overlap of home range with the population density in a flood plain population of Microtus montebelli (Milne-Edwards, 1872) with high density were examined from April to December 1993 using mark-recapture method. Population density in the study area was reached 280 males/ha nad 236 females/ha in summer. Although reproductively active voles were present throughout this study, more than half of females underwent reproductively resting period in summer. Main breeding seasons were spring and autumn when the density was relatively low. While the home range size of adult males did not decrease in summer when the population density was higher than in spring or autumn. In summer, males showed significantly larger degree of home range overlap than in spring or autumn, while home ranges of females overlapped little throughout this study. These results differed from those of the previous studies on this species, possibly due to much higher density in mountainous populations.

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

40

Issue:

3

Start page:

249

End page:

256

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:12349 ; 10.4098/AT.arch.95-24

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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