A model for relating troop size and home range area in a primate species
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- Takasaki, H. Primates (1984) 25: 22. doi:10.1007/BF02382292
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For relating troop size (N) and home range area (R), a simple model,QR=αN, whereQ denotes habitat quality and α is a constant, was examined using published field data forMacaca fuscata, M. mulatta andColobus guereza. In particular, theN-R direct proportionality of the model was tested for its validity and usefulness in comparison with a few less simple models. The implications of the present model are discussed in relation to bioenergetics and population dynamics.