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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291515
Title:
Nocturnal activity of female desert mule deer
Author:
Hayes, Charles Laforest, 1966-
Issue Date:
1992
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:
I quantified nocturnal activity of female desert mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus crooki) in the Belmont and Bighorn Mountains, Arizona, 1990. I determined seasonal differences in percent of time active and distances moved at night from locations of radio-collared deer. I compared nocturnal home ranges and habitat use to those obtained from daytime locations. Activity differed among seasons (P = 0.046). Nocturnal activity was greatest in spring and summer, and decreased in winter. Movement distances also varied with seasons (P = 0.045). Most of the area of nocturnal home ranges (88%) fell within daytime home ranges. Use of habitat in relation to availability was consistent between day and night for 6 of 8 vegetation associations. Use of disturbed sites increased at night (P < 0.01).
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Wildlife and Fisheries Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Krausman, Paul R.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleNocturnal activity of female desert mule deeren_US
dc.creatorHayes, Charles Laforest, 1966-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Charles Laforest, 1966-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_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.abstractI quantified nocturnal activity of female desert mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus crooki) in the Belmont and Bighorn Mountains, Arizona, 1990. I determined seasonal differences in percent of time active and distances moved at night from locations of radio-collared deer. I compared nocturnal home ranges and habitat use to those obtained from daytime locations. Activity differed among seasons (P = 0.046). Nocturnal activity was greatest in spring and summer, and decreased in winter. Movement distances also varied with seasons (P = 0.045). Most of the area of nocturnal home ranges (88%) fell within daytime home ranges. Use of habitat in relation to availability was consistent between day and night for 6 of 8 vegetation associations. Use of disturbed sites increased at night (P < 0.01).en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWildlife and Fisheries Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKrausman, Paul R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348477en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27580167en_US
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