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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Here we provide quantitative estimates of home-range size, along with the first information on home range overlap and foraging behavior among two closely related avian species known to use similar resources.
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.
Our objectives were to investigate home-range size and distribution; the relationship between home-range size and age, sex, body mass, seasonality, and relative prey abundances; and quantify habitat use at two orders of selection (within the home range and within the study site).
We analyzed seasonal minimum convex polygon home ranges, utilization distributions, movement rates, and home range composition of GPS-collared moose in Massachusetts.
External factors may also affect final selection of a new home range including an immigrant's attraction to a parturition site if >1 yr old, an attraction to or avoidance of conspecifics, a search for a landscape similar to that of the natal range, and avoidance of large rivers, interstate highways, and urban centers (Nelson and Mech, 1992; Danchin et al, 2001; Stamps, 2001; Klaver et al, 2008; Long et al.
We used radio telemetry to estimate fall/winter home range size for five adult swamp rabbits (Sylvilagus aquaticus) in southwestern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky during the fall/winter months of 2007-2008, and compared that estimate to reported home range size estimates throughout the species' geographic range.
A nonparametric Mann-Whitney test statistic was used to compare mean home range size of male and female southern flying squirrels.
If water distribution is poor, then ungulates may have large home range sizes, or be concentrated near water sources.