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Activity and habitat selection by female desert tortoises in Mojave National Preserve, California USA 2011 - 2013

January 6, 2022

These data refer to habitat and activity data collected for female desert tortoises being monitored as part of a study on juvenile rearing and translocation for population augmentation purposes. The females were affixed with radio transmitters and radio tracked at least monthly to maintain knowledge of whereabouts. During those tracking events activity data were collected (surface or in burrows) and predominate habitat community recorded. Ancillary to this goal a habitat use study was conducted to determine the type of habitat occupied by females. Thus the data reference female morphology, activity, and a single instance of habitat use.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Activity and habitat selection by female desert tortoises in Mojave National Preserve, California USA 2011 - 2013
DOI 10.5066/P9NBNE08
Authors Melia G Nafus
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Fort Collins Science Center