Researches on Population Ecology

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 267–283 | Cite as

An experimental study of movement in natural populations ofMus musculus, microtus pennsylvanicus, andMicrotus pinetorum

  • Patti Pawl Staples
  • C. Richard Terman
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Keywords

Home Range Return Period Control Plot Experimental Plot Control Area 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patti Pawl Staples
    • 1
  • C. Richard Terman
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Endocrinology and Population Ecology, Department of BiologyCollege of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA

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