Lookup NU author(s): Dr Matthew Grainger
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Landscape heterogeneity may influence ranging behaviour of mammals. Here we relate the home range size of elephants living in the Kruger National Park to the number of patches, proportion of each patch, spatial arrangement of patches, patch shape, and contrast between neighbouring patches. Home range sizes decreased exponentially with an increase in the number of patches per 100 km2 and the home range sizes of bulls were in general more strongly related to measures of heterogeneity. This may reflect differences in perception of heterogeneity between the sexes.
Author(s): Grainger MJ, van Aarde RJ, Whyte I
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Print publication date: 01/12/2005
Online publication date: 13/01/2006
Acceptance date: 12/07/2005
ISSN (print): 0141-6707
ISSN (electronic): 1365-2028
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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