The effect of distance on the foraging patterns of the Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus.

Show simple item record Hodge, Krystal en_US
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS Campus en_US 2007-06-14T22:56:48Z 2007-06-14T22:56:48Z 1998 en_US
dc.description.abstract The optimal foraging theory as it relates to central place foragers predicts that animals must collect more food at farther distances fromtheir burrow, and take more time collecting as the distance increases. Influenced by natural selection, the individual that collected food most efficiently would increase their chances of successfully producing offspring to pass their genes to further generations. The foraging behavior of fifteen eastern chipmunks, Tamias striatus, was studied to see if more seeds were collected from 3 meter distances compared to 12 meter distances. In addition, the time spent collecting and traveling was recorded. In this study, the average feeding time at each distance were seen to be significantly different. The time spent traveling was not signficantly different at the two distances, and the number of seeds hoarded at each distance was not significantly different. The rates of foraging were not different at the two distances as well. In this study, the optimal foraging theory was not supported for Tamias striatus. en_US
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dc.subject General Ecology en_US
dc.subject.other MAMMALS en_US
dc.subject.other CHIPMUNKS en_US
dc.subject.other TAMIAS en_US
dc.subject.other FEEDING en_US
dc.subject.other BEHAVIOR en_US
dc.subject.other OPTIMAL en_US
dc.subject.other FORAGING en_US
dc.title The effect of distance on the foraging patterns of the Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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