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Daily energetic expenditure in the face of predation: hedgehog energetics in rural landscapes

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Failure to balance daily energy expenditure (DEE) with energy intake can have an impact on survival and reproduction, and therefore on the persistence of populations. Here we study the DEE of the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus, Linnaeus) which is declining in the UK. We hypothesise there is a gradient of suitable habitat for hedgehogs in rural areas which is a result of fewer food resources, a higher risk from predation by badgers (Meles meles, Linnaeus), and colder ambient temperatur...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1242/jeb.150359

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Pembroke College
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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Company of Biologists Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Biology Journal website
Volume:
220
Issue:
3
Pages:
460-468
Publication date:
2017-02-01
Acceptance date:
2016-11-17
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EISSN:
1477-9145
ISSN:
0022-094
Pubs id:
pubs:661825
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uri:96acdbba-669e-4509-a54f-6a57c56afe68
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uuid:96acdbba-669e-4509-a54f-6a57c56afe68
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pubs:661825
Paper number:
3

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