A Manipulation Study: The Effect of Predation on the Space Use of the Chilean Rodent, Octodon Degus

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Erin Myers , University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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.