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Record number 510493
Title Home-range use patterns and movements of the Siberian flying squirrel in urban forests: Effects of habitat composition and connectivity
Author(s) Mäkeläinen, Sanna; Knegt, H.J. de; Ovaskainen, Otso; Hanski, Ilpo K.
Source Movement Ecology 4 (2016)5. - ISSN 2051-3933
Department(s) Resource Ecology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Abstract Urbanization causes modification, fragmentation and loss of native habitats. Such landscape changes threaten many arboreal and gliding mammals by limiting their movements through treeless parts of a landscape and by making the landscape surrounding suitable habitat patches more inhospitable. Here, we investigate the effects of landscape structure and habitat availability on the home-range use and movement patterns of the Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans) at different spatial and temporal scales. We followed radio-tagged individuals in a partly urbanized study area in Eastern Finland, and analysed how landscape composition and connectivity affected the length and speed of movement bursts, distances moved during one night, and habitat and nest-site use.
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