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The effects of energetic expenditure tactics and life-history variability on European badger (Meles meles) ecology

Abstract:

Wild animals have evolved a diverse range of energy-budgeting tactics to cope in situ with rapid environmental change. My thesis investigates these tactics and their underlying mechanisms in a population of wild European badgers (Meles meles): 1) over the course of an individual’s lifetime and 2) in response to fine-scale changes in energetic context.

Chapter 1 derives a novel minimum number alive abundance estimator, incorporating variable capture efficiency to more accurately qua...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2454-1592

Contributors

Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-0607-9373
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-9284-6526
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0001-5716-3941
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-3503-4783
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute
Role:
Examiner
ORCID:
0000-0002-5240-7828
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Programme:
Young Explorers Grant
Funding agency for:
Bright Ross, J
Grant:
Mamont Scholar Grant
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Funding agency for:
Macdonald, D
Grant:
0005109
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Funding agency for:
Bright Ross, J
Grant:
Marshall Scholarship 2017
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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