Evol Ecol Res 15: 103-110 (2013) Full PDF if your library subscribes.
Intraspecific home range scaling: a case study from the owl limpet (Lottia gigantea)
Phillip B. Fenberg
Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Correspondence: P.B. Fenberg, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, 3029 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA. E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: The owl limpet (Lottia gigantea) is an ectothermic invertebrate that inhabits the rocky intertidal zone where it territorially defends home ranges and grazes algae growing on the rocks. Among endothermic species, home range scales isometrically with body mass.
Hypothesis: Home range area scales isometrically (scaling exponent ∼1.0) across individuals of the owl limpet, spanning more than an order of magnitude in body mass.
Field sites: Southern and central California rocky intertidal sites (n = 5; ∼32.5–35.5°N).
Methods: Measure home range area and body mass of individuals (n = 104). Determine the scaling exponent.
Conclusions: Home range scaling across individuals of L. gigantea exhibits the same isometric relationship that is often found across endothermic species.
Keywords: Allometry, ectothermic invertebrate, home range scaling, Lottia gigantea, size-selective harvesting.
DOWNLOAD A FREE, FULL PDF COPY
IF you are connected using the IP of a subscribing institution (library, laboratory, etc.)
or through its VPN.
© 2013 P.B. Fenberg. All EER articles are copyrighted by their authors. All authors endorse, permit and license Evolutionary Ecology Ltd. to grant its subscribing institutions/libraries the copying privileges specified below without additional consideration or payment to them or to Evolutionary Ecology, Ltd. These endorsements, in writing, are on file in the office of Evolutionary Ecology, Ltd. Consult authors for permission to use any portion of their work in derivative works, compilations or to distribute their work in any commercial manner.
Subscribing institutions/libraries may grant individuals the privilege of making a single copy of an EER article for non-commercial educational or non-commercial research purposes. Subscribing institutions/libraries may also use articles for non-commercial educational purposes by making any number of copies for course packs or course reserve collections. Subscribing institutions/libraries may also loan single copies of articles to non-commercial libraries for educational purposes.
All copies of abstracts and articles must preserve their copyright notice without modification.