Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 359–365 | Cite as

Home range and the expression of nonresidence in bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus): Interpretation of the results of marking at live-trap lines

  • N. A. Shchipanov
  • M. G. Lyapina


The distribution of activity of bank voles along a live-trap line can be approximated by the normal law. The standard deviation is a stable characteristic of the sizes of regularly used space. Occurrence of an animal beyond a distance of three standard deviations from the center of activity is regarded as an expression of nonresidence. Different types of space use have been found: equilibrium and drifting home ranges, movements, and excursions. Formal criteria for distinguishing space use patterns are presented.

Key words

bank vole home range nonresidence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Tsentrokhotkontrol’ Federal State InstitutionMoscowRussia

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