Microhabitat Selection of Five-Lined Skinks in Northern Peripheral Populations

@inproceedings{Quirt2006MicrohabitatSO,
  title={Microhabitat Selection of Five-Lined Skinks in Northern Peripheral Populations},
  author={Kate C. Quirt and Gabriel Blouin‐Demers and Briar J. Howes and Stephen C. Lougheed},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract Identifying microhabitat preferences is important in understanding distributions of organisms and crucial to focusing conservation efforts. The Five-Lined Skink (Eumeces fasciatus) is a rock-dwelling diurnal lizard that, in Canada, is considered a species of “special concern” under the recently passed Species at Risk Act (SARA). In this study, we examined the early-season diurnal retreat site selection preferences of the Five-Lined Skink at the northern limit of its range. To determine… 

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