Evaluating body condition in small mammals

  title={Evaluating body condition in small mammals},
  author={Albrecht I. Schulte-Hostedde and John S Millar and Graham J. Hickling},
Body condition (energy reserves) can have important fitness consequences. Measuring condition of live ani mals is typically done by regressing body mass on measures of body size and using the residuals as an index of condi tion. The validity of this condition index was evaluated by determining whether it reflected measured fat content of five species of small mammals (yellow-pine chipmunks ( Tamias amoenus Allen), bushy-tailed wood rats ( Neotoma cinerea Ord), deer mice ( Peromyscus maniculatus… CONTINUE READING
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