Theories of Animal Spacing: the Role of Flight, Fight and Social Distance

  • Glen McBride


The field of animal spacing is a difficult one, with little agreement on the interpretation of field data, and no single theoretical framework which is universally accepted. There is no lack of theory, and the contribution of any speaker is influenced by his own views on the whole subject. Because of this, it seems desirable to give a brief outline of my own interpretation of spacing phenomena, incorporating the specific topics at the appropriate points.


Home Range Social Distance Dominance Hierarchy Flight Distance Alpha Male 


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