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Mating behaviour and female mate choice in the Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus)

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The harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) is Britain’s smallest rodent, and one of its least‐studied mammals. Mounting concerns over the status of its British populations highlights the paucity of information about this species, not least about different aspects of its behaviour. I study the mating behaviour of the harvest mouse, focusing on female mate choice, and specifically on the effect familiarity with the male has on the female’s mating preference.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU)
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
MSc
Level of award:
Masters
URN:
uuid:aa08ba72-8bed-4917-9ecd-61110047d165
Local pid:
ora:6157

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