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The role of social behaviour and spacing in populations of the bush rat, Rattus fuscipes

Woodside, Dedee Patricia

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Social behaviour and social spacing was studied in natural and enclosed populations of the bush rat Rattus fuscipes. The aim of this study was to elucidate the role of social behaviour in the population biology of this species. The approach taken involved the manipulation of resources and spatial environments of rats in enclosures in order to reveal details on the relationship b tween social behaviour and resource availability (primarily resource distribution)and to reveal the behavioural...[Show more]

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Date published: 1983
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9897

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