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Space-use scaling and home range overlap in primates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23193124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Space use is an important aspect of animal ecology, yet our understanding is limited by a lack of synthesis between interspecific and intraspecific studies. We present analyses of a dataset of 286 estimates of home range overlap from 100 primate species, with comparable samples for other space-use traits. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first multispecies study using overlap data estimated directly from field observations. We find that space-use traits in primates are only weakly related to body mass, reflecting their largely arboreal habits. Our results confirm a theory that home range overlap explains the differences in allometric scaling between population density and home range size. We then test a suite of hypotheses to explain home range overlap, both among and within species. We find that overlap is highest for larger-bodied species living in large home ranges at high population densities, where annual rainfall is low, and is higher for arboreal than terrestrial species. Most of these results are consistent with the economics of resource defence, although the predictions of one specific theory of home range overlap are not supported. We conclude that home range overlap is somewhat predictable, but the theoretical basis of animal space use remains patchy.
Authors:
Fiona Pearce; Chris Carbone; Guy Cowlishaw; Nick J B Isaac
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society     Volume:  280     ISSN:  1471-2954     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc. Biol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-29     Completed Date:  2013-05-06     Revised Date:  2014-01-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101245157     Medline TA:  Proc Biol Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20122122     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Body Weight
Homing Behavior / physiology*
Least-Squares Analysis
Models, Biological*
Observation
Phylogeny
Population Density
Primates / physiology*
Spatial Behavior / physiology*
Species Specificity
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