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Various hypotheses have been proposed in order to explain self-anointing in hedgehogs, but until now its function is still poorly understood. In order to obtain a better understanding of self-anointing, we investigated whether this behaviour is gender, age and seasonal dependent in seven European...
Home range size and overlap of Calomys musculinus (Thomas, 1913) was examined in relation to sex and breeding periods. The study was carried out in four 0.25 ha enclosures, in a natural pasture, between October 2002 and July 2003. The four enclosures functioned as independent populations and each...
To understand the relationship between social behaviour and gene distribution, we used microsatellite markers to resolve the spatial genetic structure of the sika deer Cervus nippon Temminck, 1838 population on Kinkazan Island, a small island (9.6 km 2 ) in northern Japan. We obtained 177 samples...
Movement s an d habitat use of 7 male and 7 female roe deer Capreolus capreolus (Linnaeus, 1758) were studied by radioteleme try from March 1999 to February 2001. Annual and bimonthly home ranges of males were small (ca 10 ha, 95% kernel), with large overlap among individuals throughout the year....