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Physiological and ecological aspects of winter torpor in captive and free-ranging striped skunks
The principle objective of this investigation was to develop an understanding of the physiological response and ecological aspects of winter torpor of small carnivores, specifically striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) in ...
Comparative breeding ecology in arctic-geese of different body size : an example in ross's and lesser snow geese
Two closely-related, different-sized species of geese nest sympatrically south of the Queen Maud Gulf (QMG) in Canada’s central arctic. Following a period of high population growth rate in both species within the QMG, the ...
Body size relationships and reproductive ecology of female feral horses on Sable Island, Nova Scotia
Body size is an important determinant of reproduction in capital breeding animals, including large mammals. However, it is not always practical to hand-measure body size of free-ranging species. In recent years, parallel-laser ...
Effects of agricultural land use on tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) reproduction, body condition and diet
Agricultural practices have intensified over the last 50 years, increasing crop production and altering the Canadian Prairie landscape by removing non-cropped habitats and wetlands. The productivity, trophic structure and ...
HABITAT USE, MOVEMENT PATTERNS, AND BODY CONDITION OF MALE AND FEMALE SNOWY OWLS (BUBO SCANDIACUS) IN WINTER
Birds that winter in northern latitudes face challenges associated with cold climates, including reduced food abundance and availability. Additionally, metabolic requirements are greater in colder weather and more food is ...