Influences of an Urban Environment on Home Range and Body Mass of Virginia Opossums (Didelphis virginiana)

@inproceedings{Wright2012InfluencesOA,
  title={Influences of an Urban Environment on Home Range and Body Mass of Virginia Opossums (Didelphis virginiana)},
  author={Jeffrey D. Wright and Michelle Burt and Victoria L. Jackson},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract Increasing urbanization in the United States presents new challenges and opportunities for wildlife species. One species that is thought to benefit from urbanization is Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum). We used radio-telemetry to determine home-range size of opossums living in an urban area and compared body mass measurements of urban and rural animals to ascertain how urbanization affects this parameter for opossums. Minimum convex polygon estimates for male (37.3 ± 46.0 ha; n… Expand
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