Ranging behaviour and socio-biology of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) on lowland mesotrophic river systems

@article{Nill2009RangingBA,
  title={Ranging behaviour and socio-biology of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) on lowland mesotrophic river systems},
  author={Lughaidh {\'O} N{\'e}ill and Tijmen Veldhuizen and Addy de Jongh and John Rochford},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={55},
  pages={363-370}
}
  • Lughaidh Ó Néill, Tijmen Veldhuizen, +1 author John Rochford
  • Published in
    European Journal of Wildlife…
    2009
  • Biology
  • We examined the spatial structure and socio-biology of a native wild population of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) on mesotrophic rivers in a mild temperate climate. Radio-tracking of 20 individuals revealed exclusive intra-sexual adult home-ranges. Adult female home-ranges (7.5 km, SD = 1.5 km, n = 7) were inversely related to river width ($$R_{{\text{adj}}}^2 = 0.68$$, F6 = 13.5, P = 0.014) and so appeared to be based on food resources. The aquatic area within adult male home-ranges (30.2 ha… CONTINUE READING

    Create an AI-powered research feed to stay up to date with new papers like this posted to ArXiv

    Figures and Tables from this paper.

    Citations

    Publications citing this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 12 CITATIONS

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 35 REFERENCES

    Otters: Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation

    VIEW 8 EXCERPTS
    HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

    A radio-tracking survey of otters (Lutra lutra) on a Perthshire river system

    • J Green, R Green, DJ Jefferies
    • Lutra
    • 1984
    VIEW 7 EXCERPTS
    HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

    Otter (Lutra lutra) numbers and fish productivity in rivers in north-east Scotland

    • H Kruuk, DN Carss, JW Conroy, L Durbin
    • Symp Zool Soc Lond
    • 1993
    VIEW 6 EXCERPTS
    HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

    Reintroduction of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in Muga and Fluvià basins (north-eastern Spain). Dissertation, Departament de Ciències Ambientals

    • D Saavedra
    • 2002
    VIEW 3 EXCERPTS
    HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL