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dc.contributor.advisorMannan, R. Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Anthony Richard, 1964-*
dc.creatorNelson, Anthony Richard, 1964-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-03T13:18:14Z
dc.date.available2013-04-03T13:18:14Z
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/278253
dc.description.abstractI designed and tested experimental enclosures with 1-way exits for the study of emigration in house mice. Rapid emigration from barren enclosures supported the contention that all mice can find and use the exits if conditions in the enclosures are unsuitable for them. Invariable residency in resource-rich enclosures during the spring, summer and fall revealed that resident animals will not cross the exits during routine behaviors. The enclosures and exits permitted normal emigratory and residency behavior. In experiments on the role of emigration in population regulation, the number of resident mice was consistent in enclosures with fixed levels of resources. The number of residents was about double in enclosures with twice the resources. The first male and few females added in each trial usually became resident, and mice added subsequently usually emigrated. My data suggest that mice were regulating their numbers to available resources through spacing and emigration.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Zoology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.titleA system for the experimental study of emigration in house miceen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1351340en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27148737en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-05-18T11:19:18Z
html.description.abstractI designed and tested experimental enclosures with 1-way exits for the study of emigration in house mice. Rapid emigration from barren enclosures supported the contention that all mice can find and use the exits if conditions in the enclosures are unsuitable for them. Invariable residency in resource-rich enclosures during the spring, summer and fall revealed that resident animals will not cross the exits during routine behaviors. The enclosures and exits permitted normal emigratory and residency behavior. In experiments on the role of emigration in population regulation, the number of resident mice was consistent in enclosures with fixed levels of resources. The number of residents was about double in enclosures with twice the resources. The first male and few females added in each trial usually became resident, and mice added subsequently usually emigrated. My data suggest that mice were regulating their numbers to available resources through spacing and emigration.


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