Pregnancy failure and suppression by female-female interaction in enclosed populations of the red-backed vole,Clethrionomys rufocanus bedfordiae

Experimental populations of the redbacked vole,Clethrionomys rufocanus bedfordiae (Thomas), were introduced into field enclosures and then subsequently checked for home range overlap and reproductive condition. The times to parturition of females that did not have exclusive home ranges were significantly delayed compared with those of females whose ranges… (More)