Circadian and seasonal activity patterns of sympatric hog-nosed (Conepatus Leuconotus) and striped (Mephitis Mephitis) skunks

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Circadian and seasonal activity patterns of sympatric hog-nosed (Conepatus Leuconotus) and striped (Mephitis Mephitis) skunks

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dc.contributor.author Cochran, Tyler
dc.contributor.other Angelo State University. Department of Biology.
dc.creator Cochran, Tyler John
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-13T21:30:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-13T21:30:58Z
dc.date.created 2012-07-13
dc.date.issued 2012-08-10
dc.date.submitted 2012-09-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30019
dc.description.abstract Circadian and seasonal activity of sympatric hog-nosed (Conepatus leuconotus, n = 12) and striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis, n = 9) were monitored via activity-sensorequipped radiocollars from 15 October 2010 to 20 November 2011 in west-central Texas. Temperature, average and maximum wind speed, barometric pressure, dew point, moon phase, and time of sunset/sunrise were recorded to evaluate which factors influence skunk activity. Both species exhibited predominantly nocturnal activity patterns with some daytime activity across all seasons. Onset and cessation of activity was highly correlated with sunset and sunrise. Activity during the day was documented in both species for all seasons, and the greatest degree of daytime activity was found in hog-nosed skunks in the spring. Activity patterns were significantly different between species and seasons. Moon-phase, season, time before sunrise/sunset, environmental temperature, barometric pressure, and maximum windspeed were all shown to significantly impact skunk activity. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Davidson Foundation and Carr Graduate Research Committee en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Conepatus Leuconotus en_US
dc.subject Mephitis Mephitis en_US
dc.subject skunks en_US
dc.subject circandian en_US
dc.subject activity patterns en_US
dc.title Circadian and seasonal activity patterns of sympatric hog-nosed (Conepatus Leuconotus) and striped (Mephitis Mephitis) skunks en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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dc.type.genre Thesis
thesis.degree.name M.S.
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Biology
thesis.degree.grantor Angelo State University
thesis.degree.department Department of Biology
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dowler, Robert C.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dixon, Michael T.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Maxwell, Terry C.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Howry, Sierra S.

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