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    Author(s): Joseph B. DumyahnPatrick A. Zollner
    Date: 2007
    Source: American Midland Naturalist. 158: 382-394.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    We estimated home-range size for American marten (Martes americana) in northern Wisconsin during the winter months of 2001-2004, and compared the proportion of cover-type selection categories (highly used, neutral and avoided) among home-ranges (95% fixed-kernel), core areas (50% fixed-kernel) and the study area. Average winter homerange size was 3.29 km2 with home-ranges of males (n = 8, mean = 4.25 km2) significantly larger than females (n = 5, mean = 2.32 km2). Composition of cover-type selection categories in home-ranges differed significantly from what was available in the study area (X2 = 6.9145, df = 2, P > 0.0315) with more highly used habitat and less avoided habitat than expected. Consistent with research in other regions, 72% of an American marten home-range contained highly used cover-types and 18% of a home-range contained avoided types with the remainder of the average home-range composed of neutral cover-types.

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    Dumyahn, Joseph B.; Zollner, Patrick A. 2007. Winter home-range characteristics of American Marten (Martes americana) in Northern Wisconsin. American Midland Naturalist. 158: 382-394.

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