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Assessing influences on social dominance in Tamias striatus.

dc.contributor.authorBaltensperger, Andyen_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Campusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T23:07:06Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T23:07:06Z
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54865
dc.description.abstractSocial dominance at prime foraging sites in eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus) is believed to be related to the need to conserve valuable energy as suggested by the Central Place Foraging Theory. In order to determine the factors which influence dominance, we investigated the effects of sex, weight and the distance from feeding stations to burrows on dominance in T. striatus. We observed behaviors of pairs of interacting chipmunks at a series of feeding stations and determined dominance relationships for those pairs which interacted at multiple stations. Sex and weight were not important factors determining dominance in T. striatus. However, dominance is inversely related to the distance between a chipmunk's burrow and a foraging site. In addition, domiance roles reversed when feeding stations were moved away from the dominant chipmunk's burrow.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectMammalogyen_US
dc.subject.otherMAMMALSen_US
dc.subject.otherFORAGINGen_US
dc.subject.otherBEHAVIORen_US
dc.subject.otherCOMPETITIONen_US
dc.subject.otherTERRITORYen_US
dc.subject.otherDISTANCEen_US
dc.titleAssessing influences on social dominance in Tamias striatus.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttps://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54865/1/3306.pdf
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttps://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54865/4/Scan 2018-9-11 11.25.30.pdf
dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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