Spatial Ecology and Multi-scale Habitat Selection by a Threatened Rattlesnake: The Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus Catenatus Catenatus)

  title={Spatial Ecology and Multi-scale Habitat Selection by a Threatened Rattlesnake: The Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus Catenatus Catenatus)},
  author={Jennifer A. Moore and James C. Gillingham},
  pages={742 - 751}
Abstract Using radio telemetry and geographic information systems (GIS), we investigated movement patterns, home ranges, and habitat selection by Eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes from 2003 to 2004 at an 815-ha fen preserve located in southeastern Michigan, USA. We tested habitat selection on three different scales: microhabitat (by modeling differences in climatic and structural variables between snake-selected sites and random sites, using logistic regression), macrohabitat, and landscape-scale… 

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