Spacing Mechanisms

  • Richard H. Yahner


Dispersion, habitat selection, and location of home ranges are affected by physical and biological factors (e.g., food). Behavior can affect where an animal occurs, but often resource managers have overlooked this factor and the public certainly is not aware of it. For instance, why can white-tailed deer herds in winter achieve densities of 200 deer per square miles, yet we do not see red foxes in large groups during winter? A major reason is that red foxes exhibit territoriality.


Home Range Territorial Defense Overt Aggression Burrow System Song Sparrow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard H. Yahner
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  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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