HABITAT USE BY GILA MONSTERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF SHELTERS

@inproceedings{Beck2003HABITATUB,
  title={HABITAT USE BY GILA MONSTERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF SHELTERS},
  author={Daniel D. Beck and Randy D. Jennings},
  year={2003}
}
Abstract Many desert organisms cope with extreme and variable conditions by retreating to sub-surface refugia, yet little is known of the patterns of refuge use by most desert inhabitants. We investigated shelter use by the Gila Monster, Heloderma suspectum, an ectotherm closely tied to sub-surface refugia in a strongly seasonal desert environment. We addressed hypotheses that ectotherms may use habitats based on availability of shelters, select shelters based on particular cues, respond to… 
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