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A comparison of certain methods of measuring ranges of small mammals

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A comparison of certain methods of measuring ranges of small mammals; 1954; Article; Journal; Journal of Mammalogy; Stickel, L.F.

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SUMMARY: A comparison is made of different methods of determining size of home range from grid trapping data. Studies of artificial populations show that a boundary strip method of measuring area and an adjusted range length give sizes closer to the true range than do minimum area or observed range length methods. In simulated trapping of artificial populations, the known range size increases with successive captures until a level is reached that approximates the true range. The same general pattern is followed whether traps are visited at random or traps nearer the center of the range are favored; but when central traps are favored the curve levels more slowly. Range size is revealed with fewer captures when traps are far apart than [...]

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L.F. Stickel

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