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In the United Kingdom, European badgers Meles meles are a protected species and an important wildlife reservoir of bovine tuberculosis. We conducted a survey of badger dens (main setts) in 1614 1 km squares across England and Wales, between November 2011 and March 2013. Using main setts as a proxy...

Author(s)
Judge, J.; Wilson, G. J.; MacArthur, R.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2014, 4, 1, pp 03809
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Direct interactions between individuals play an important part in the sociality of group-living animals, their mating system and disease transmission. Here, we devise a methodology to quantify relative rates of proximity interaction from radio-tracking data and highlight potential asymmetries...

Author(s)
Böhm, M.; Palphramand, K. L.; Newton-Cross, G.; Hutchings, M. R.; White, P. C. L.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2008, 77, 4, pp 735-745
Abstract

This paper presents a simulation model suggesting that constraints on group size may lead to an egalitarian system among social host species, who need to cooperate to get rid of ectoparasites. Predictions of the model are tested with empirical data from a study of badgers (Meles meles) and their...

Author(s)
Johnson, D. D. P.; Stopka, P.; Macdonald, D. W.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Behavioral Ecology, 2004, 15, 1, pp 181-186
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Hughes, R.; Plowman, A.
Publisher
Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain and Ireland, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the 6th Annual Symposium on Zoo Research, Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh, UK, 8-9th July 2004, 2004, pp 278
Abstract

The European badger Meles meles constructs burrows of 2 basic types the main setts and outliers. We examined daytime burrow use year-round in 19 radio-collared badgers belonging to 6 different social groups in East Sussex, England during October 1990-June 1993 to test the hypotheses relating use of ...

Author(s)
Roper, T. J.; Ostler, J. R.; Schmid, T. K.; Christian, S. F.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Behaviour, 2001, 138, 2, pp 173-187
Abstract

Four qualitative predictions arising from the resource dispersion hypothesis (RDH) were examined in relation to resource availability, conspecific competition and social organization for a population of V. vulpes in Bristol, UK, in 1990-96, before and during an outbreak of Sarcoptes scabiei...

Author(s)
Baker, P. J.; Funk, S. M.; Harris, S.; White, P. C. L.
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2000, 59, 1, pp 127-146
Abstract

Interactions were observed between dyads of Mus domesticus [M. musculus] (31 males and 23 females) captured from dairy and pig farms in Nottinghamshire, UK, during October and November 1993. The effect of sex, weight and ownership status on contest outcomes was analysed, and the results were...

Author(s)
Gray, S. J.; Hurst, J. L.
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 1997, 53, 3, pp 511-524
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Brood-rearing behaviour was compared for 38 colonies of M. rubra drawn from 13 populations representing a range of 6 latitudes: all 6 were represented in eastern Europe (sites in Russia and Ukraine) and 2 in western Europe (Scotland and England, UK). A sample of ants from each colony was used to...

Author(s)
Elmes, G. W.; Wardlaw, J. C.; Nielsen, M. G.; Kipyatkov, V. E.; Lopatina, E. B.; Radchenko, A. G.; Barr, B.
Citation
European Journal of Entomology, 1999, 96, 2, pp 117-124

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