Space use and social structure in meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus

  title={Space use and social structure in meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus},
  author={Dale M. Madison},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
Free-ranging, sexually mature meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) were tracked by using radiotelemetry from June through August in Front Royal, Virginia, U.S.A. Estimates of intraspecific spacing were derived from the concurrent movements of up to 16 voles. Positions were recorded hourly for 24 h, twice per week. A total of 16 male and 15 female voles were studied during sixteen 24-h sessions. The daily ranges of males (192.3±109.7 m2) were larger and more variable than those of females (68… CONTINUE READING
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