Winter Microhabitat Separation between Giant and Red Pandas in Bashania faberi Bamboo Forest in Feng

Winter Microhabitat Separation between Giant and Red Pandas in Bashania faberi Bamboo Forest in Feng

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Winter Microhabitat Separation between Giant and Red Pandas in Bashania faberi Bamboo Forest in Fengtongzhai Nature Reserve Author(s): Zejun Zhang, Fuwen Wei, Ming Li, Jinchu Hu Reviewed work(s): Source: TheJournalofWildlifeManagement, Vol. 70, No. 1 (2006), pp. 231-235 Published by: Allen Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3803565 . Accessed: 30/11/2011 22:43 . http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. Allen Press is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to The Journal of Wildlife Management. http://www.jstor.org
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Research Note Winter Microhabitat Separation between Giant and Red Pandas in Bashania faberi Bamboo Forest in Fengtongzhai Nature Reserve ZEJUN ZHANG, Key Lab of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Institute of Zoology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Haidian, Beijing 100080, PRC; Institute of Rare Animals and Plants, China West Normal University, Nanchong, Sichuan 637002; PRC Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039; PRC FUWEN WEI, Key Lab of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Institute of Zoology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Haidian, Beijing 100080, PRC MING LI, Key Lab of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Institute of Zoology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Haidian, Beijing 100080, PRC JINCHU HU, Institute of Rare Animals and Plants, China West Normal University, Nanchong, Sichuan 637002, PRC Abstract We studied microhabitat use of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) from November 2002 to March 2003 at Fengtongzhai Nature Reserve, Baoxing County of Sichuan Province, China, where the 2 species are sympatric. The means of discriminant scores between the 2 species differed, suggesting each had a distinct microhabitat selection pattern, consistent with 1-way ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis tests. We found that 6 of 19 microhabitat variables differed significantly between these species. Four variables were associated with preferences of the giant panda and 2 from preferences of the red panda. We suggest that environmental factors (slope, fallen log, etc.) other than food availability were primarily responsible for microhabitat separation between the 2 pandas. We hypothesize that the pattern of microhabitat separation did not result from ecological or evolutionary adjustment to reduce interspecific competition but from differences in physiological and ecological requirements. With
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