Spatial Ecology of the Oregon Gartersnake, Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus, in a Free-Flowing Stream Environment

  title={Spatial Ecology of the Oregon Gartersnake, Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus, in a Free-Flowing Stream Environment},
  author={Hartwell H. Welsh and Clara A. Wheeler and Amy J. Lind},
  pages={75 - 85}
Abstract Spatial patterns of animals have important implications for population dynamics and can reveal other key aspects of a species' ecology. Movements and the resulting spatial arrangements have fitness and genetic consequences for both individuals and populations. We studied the spatial and dispersal patterns of the Oregon Gartersnake, Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus, using capture–recapture techniques. Snakes showed aggregated dispersion. Frequency distributions of movement distances were… 
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