Space Use, Movements and Habitat Selection of Adult Bobcats (Lynx rufus) in Central Mississippi

  title={Space Use, Movements and Habitat Selection of Adult Bobcats (Lynx rufus) in Central Mississippi},
  author={Michael J. Chamberlain and Bruce D. Leopold and L Mike Conner},
Abstract Many factors influence bobcat (Lynx rufus) space use, movements and habitat selection, including prey distribution and density, season, breeding behaviors and intraspecific relationships. Knowledge of ranging behaviors and habitat selection is required to understand population dynamics and ecology of bobcats within temperate ecosystems. We radio-monitored 58 adult bobcats from 1989–1997 in central Mississippi. Males maintained larger home ranges and core areas than females, but sizes… 
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