Patterns of scent-mounding in a population of beaver (Castor canadensis)

  title={Patterns of scent-mounding in a population of beaver (Castor canadensis)},
  author={Gerald E. Svendsen},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  • G. E. Svendsen
  • Published 2004
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
The frequency and pattern of distribution of scent-mound construction were studied in a population of beaver in southeast Ohio from 1975 through 1977. The study addressed the questions of whether or not the frequency of scent-mound construction varied with season, site, year, and degree of contact with other family groups, and whether the pattern of scent-mounding activity was parsimonious with the idea of “territorial marking.” The number of scent-mounds constructed was determined weekly for… 

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