Factors Affecting Scent-Marking Behavior in Eurasian Beaver (Castor fiber)

  title={Factors Affecting Scent-Marking Behavior in Eurasian Beaver (Castor fiber)},
  author={F. Rosell and B. Nolet},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  • F. Rosell, B. Nolet
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • We tested the hypothesis that a main function of territory marking in Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) is defense of the territory. The results showed that: (1) beaver colonies with close neighbors scent-mark more often than isolated ones; (2) the number of scent markings increased significantly with the number of neighboring territories and individuals, the mean distance to all other territories, duration of territory occupancy and length of wooded banks within the territory; (3) the number of… CONTINUE READING
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