Couch potatoes do better: Delayed dispersal and territory size affect the duration of territory occupancy in a monogamous mammal

@article{Mayer2017CouchPD,
  title={Couch potatoes do better: Delayed dispersal and territory size affect the duration of territory occupancy in a monogamous mammal},
  author={Martin Mayer and Andreas Zedrosser and Frank Rosell},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  year={2017},
  volume={7},
  pages={4347 - 4356}
}
Abstract In territorial, socially monogamous species, the establishment and defense of a territory are an important strategy to maximize individual fitness, but the factors responsible for the duration of territory occupancy are rarely studied, especially in long‐lived mammals. A long‐term monitoring program in southeast Norway spanning over 18 years allowed us to follow the individual life histories of Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber) from adolescence in their natal family group to dispersal… 
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