Determinants of seed removal distance by scatter-hoarding rodents in deciduous forests.

  title={Determinants of seed removal distance by scatter-hoarding rodents in deciduous forests.},
  author={Jeffrey E. Moore and Amy B. McEuen and Robert Swihart and Thomas A. Contreras and Michael A. Steele},
  volume={88 10},
Scatter-hoarding rodents should space food caches to maximize cache recovery rate (to minimize loss to pilferers) relative to the energetic cost of carrying food items greater distances. Optimization models of cache spacing make two predictions. First, spacing of caches should be greater for food items with greater energy content. Second, the mean distance between caches should increase with food abundance. However, the latter prediction fails to account for the effect of food abundance on the… CONTINUE READING
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