A Manipulation Study: The Effect of Predation on the Space Use of the Chilean Rodent, Octodon Degus
Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Predation risk has significant effects on animal behavior and space use. This project is a comparison of a population of Octodon degus in predator exclusion enclosures versus control, non-predator exclusion enclosures. Data collection includes experimental evidence of home range and burrow systems as a representation of space use.