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Intraspecific cache pilferage by larder-hoarding red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) in Kluane, Yukon
Pilfering is thought to play a role in the evolution of scatter-hoarding strategies; but is not well understood in larder-hoarding animals. I studied intraspecific pilfering in red squirrels in Kluane, YT, Canada. The purpose of this project was to estimate the natural rate of cache pilferage, and to examine variation in pilfering behaviour. Results from experimental removal of territory owners, suggested that younger squirrels with smaller food caches were more likely to pilfer when given the opportunity. Survival over-winter was dependent on the number of cones cached and pilfering squirrels were less likely to survive. Using a mark-recapture study of marked cones I found that few individuals (14%) did any pilfering...
Rare and endangered fishes and marine mammals of Canada: COSEWIC fish and marine mammal subcommittee status reports: XI
Effects of Human Colonization on the Abundance and Diversity of Mammals in Eastern Brazilian Amazonia
Spatial Fidelity of Plant, Vertebrate, and Invertebrate Assemblages in Multiple-Use Forest in Eastern Australia