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Table 2 Predictions and results concerning banded mongoose group size and space use relevant to the metabolic theory (including seasonality and association with humans) and the resource dispersion hypothesis

From: Association with humans and seasonality interact to reverse predictions for animal space use

Theory Metrics Prediction or association Result Figure Table Outcome
Simple metabolic theory  
  1) Soil macrofauna richness and space usea  
   Negative Positive (dry)   6; 7 Reversed
  2) Group size and space usea  
   Positive Uncertain   6; 7 Not upheld
Seasonal metabolic theory  
  3) Space useb  
   Sync: Dry > Wet Dry < Wet 4 5; 4 Reversed
   Apod: Dry > Wet Dry > Wet 4 5; 4 Anecdotal
Synanthropic metabolic theory  
  4) Space usee  
   Sync < Apod Sync < Apod 2; 3   Upheld
  5) Anthropogenic resource richness (buildings) and space usea  
   Negative Negative (dry)   6; 7 Upheld
  6) Anthropogenic resource richness (refuse sites) and space usef  
   Negative Negative    Anecdotal
Resource dispersion hypothesis  
  7) Group size  
   Sync > Apod Uncertain 2; 3   Not upheld
  8) Group size and space usea  
   None Uncertain   6; 7 Upheld
  9) Patch dispersion and space usea  
   Positive Uncertain   6; 7 Not upheld
  1. aSeasonal space use dispersion (area-probability integral), seasonal home range size, seasonal core range size
  2. bSeasonal day range, home range, core range, space use dispersion
  3. cSynanthropic (living in association with humans)
  4. dApoanthropic (living without association with humans)
  5. eOverall home range, core range, and space use dispersion
  6. fDry season home range size and core range size