THE EFFECT OF HABITAT SOUND PROPERTIES ON ALARM CALLING BEHAVIOR IN TWO SPECIES OF TREE SQUIRRELS (SCIURUS NAYARITENSIS AND SCIURUS ARIZONENSIS)

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Title:
THE EFFECT OF HABITAT SOUND PROPERTIES ON ALARM CALLING BEHAVIOR IN TWO SPECIES OF TREE SQUIRRELS (SCIURUS NAYARITENSIS AND SCIURUS ARIZONENSIS)
Author:
Hobbs, Donna Edeen
Issue Date:
1980
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Sound attenuation properties of the habitats occupied by two species of tree squirrels affect whether or not the squirrels will make alarm calls. Sound properties have been compared among habitats, microhabitats, weather conditions and seasons. In each case alarm calling activity is consistent with the hypothesis that calling behavior is acted upon by natural selection: calling occurs when squirrel calls carry well, and thus where the potential for communication is high.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Sciurus Arizonensis.; Sciurus Nayaritensis.; Alarm reaction.; Squirrels -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rosenzweig, M. L.

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dc.titleTHE EFFECT OF HABITAT SOUND PROPERTIES ON ALARM CALLING BEHAVIOR IN TWO SPECIES OF TREE SQUIRRELS (SCIURUS NAYARITENSIS AND SCIURUS ARIZONENSIS)en_US
dc.creatorHobbs, Donna Edeenen_US
dc.contributor.authorHobbs, Donna Edeenen_US
dc.date.issued1980en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSound attenuation properties of the habitats occupied by two species of tree squirrels affect whether or not the squirrels will make alarm calls. Sound properties have been compared among habitats, microhabitats, weather conditions and seasons. In each case alarm calling activity is consistent with the hypothesis that calling behavior is acted upon by natural selection: calling occurs when squirrel calls carry well, and thus where the potential for communication is high.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSciurus Arizonensis.en_US
dc.subjectSciurus Nayaritensis.en_US
dc.subjectAlarm reaction.en_US
dc.subjectSquirrels -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRosenzweig, M. L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8109049en_US
dc.identifier.oclc8700020en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b13910887en_US
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