home range


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home range

n.
The geographic area to which an organism normally confines its activity.

home range

n
(Zoology) ecology the area in which an animal normally ranges

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n.
the area in which an animal normally lives.
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Noun1.home range - the area in which an animal normally rangeshome range - the area in which an animal normally ranges
range - a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze; "they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring"; "he dreamed of a home on the range"
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We investigated space use of feral hogs in the Texas Panhandle (northern Texas) by examining home range and core area sizes and the relative use and selection of available habitat types.
The present study analyzed the daily travel distance, home range and group characteristics of scaly-sided merganser Mergus squamatus in Yihuang and Wuyuan counties, Jiangxi Province, China, from December 2012 to March 2013 and December 2015 to March 2016.
peninsulae, n = 21; and Korean red-backed vole Myodes regulus, n = 22) were tracked by radio-telemetry to determine seasonal variation in home range size, daily distance traveled, and number of daytime resting area in a post-fire planted stand of Japanese red pine Pinus densiflora in Mt.
Turkeys at their northern periphery face increased challenges compared to those in the species' range core, stemming from winter severity, food availability, habitat quality, and predation (Niedzielski and Bowman 2015), which affect the species home range size and habitat selection (Porter 1977, Dickson 1992, Nguyen et al.
Another technique available for investigating felid population densities is radio telemetry, which provides significant data on home range sizes, and individual use and selection of habitats, and enables better understanding of the spatial ecology of felid species.
In this study we evaluated seasonal home range and quantified habitat selection by treated landscape.
Biologists know a deer's home range is dependent on the quality of habitat.
Often a square mile is used as a baseline for a buck's home range in good habitat, though there are clearly many places in which that figure is way off.
They rarely ventured outside their home range during breeding season.
We analyzed seasonal minimum convex polygon home ranges, utilization distributions, movement rates, and home range composition of GPS-collared moose in Massachusetts.