Tag Results: Behavior


Interactive Beaver Habitat – High Dessert Museum

This virtual experience is part of Dam It! Beavers & Us, an exhibition by the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon, open through October 3, 2021. This interactive experience teaches us the many ways in which Nature’s Engineer improves landscapes, creates habitats for native species, and can positively impact humans. A great experience for children and adults alike!


The Importance of Spatial Scale in Habitat Selection by European Beaver

This study evaluated habitat selection by European beaver across a spatial gradient from local (within the family territory) to a broad, ecoregional scale. Using aerial photography, the researchers assessed the habitat composition of 150 beaver territories and compared these data with 183 randomly selected sites not occupied by the species.


Eyes in the Wild

Sally Naser uses trail cameras to capture photo and video of wildlife, including beavers. In the article, she describes how the footage helps landowners connect with wildlife and understand how important it is to preserve their existence.


In Beaver World

Late 1800s – 1900s beaver studies which cover a period of twenty-seven years through every State in the Union, Mexico, Canada, and Alaska.

Eurasian Beaver

Summary of the beaver release at Knapdale, Argyll, for the purpose of running a scientifically monitored trial as part of the Species Action Framework (SAF).

Beaver (Castor canadensis)

A review of the history, biology, behavior, and management of the North American beaver.

When to Leave: the Timing of Natal Dispersal in a Large, Monogamous Rodent, the Eurasian Beaver

Investigation into factors affecting the timing of natal dispersal in the Eurasian beaver using data from an 18-year individual-based study

The Preferences of the European Beaver castor fiber for Trees and Shrubs in Riparian Zones

The aim of this study was to identify factors that influence the preferences of European beavers for various tree species


The 7-Year Itch: Non-Adaptive Mate Change in the Eurasian Beaver

Investigation into the causes of mate change in the Eurasian beaver which is a long-lived, monogamous mammal.

Seasonal Variation in the Home Range Size of the Eurasian Beaver: Do Patterns Vary Across Habitats?

The aim of this paper was to test whether the space use of Eurasian beavers seasonally varies and whether the pattern comprises diverse habitats.

Linking Time Budgets to Habitat Quality Suggests that Beavers (Castor Canadensis) are Energy Maximizers

Study that tested whether beavers are energy maximizers by verifying the prediction that they allocate time to foraging activities independently of habitat quality in Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada in New Brunswick.


Foraging Decisions of North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) are Shaped by Energy Constraints and Predation Risk

Study to determine if beavers are able to assess the risk of predation by using two main cues: the distance from the water and the presence or absence of predator odors.


Biomechanical Aspects of Incisor Action of Beavers

A study into how beavers use their incisors to fell trees

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At Asylum Lake Preserve in Kalamazoo, Humans Work to Outsmart Beavers – a Welcome Nuisance

The article describes beaver behaviors and how they affect ecosystems, highlighting a university lake preserve in Kalamazoo where humans are learning to coexist with beaver. The author highlights the successful use of a beaver deceiver device in the preserve.


Overview of Beaver History, Ecology and Management in North America

A brief overview of beaver history, ecology and management in North America.

Beavers and Conservation in Oregon Coastal Watersheds

Summary of the benefits of beavers, their conflicts with humans, and the policies and conditions that affect their survival

Evaluation of the Ecological Impacts of Beaver Reintroduction on Aquatic Systems


Study on how beaver engineering and foraging has the potential to create unique and highly heterogeneous wetland and stream habitats

Beaver Habits and Culture USDA 1927

A fascinating, in-depth review of beaver history, biology, effects on fish and early attempts at nonlethal beaver-human conflict resolution.

A Historical Trial on Beavers and Erosion 1939 Oregon Supreme Court

A story told by Paul Schaffer of an Oregon Supreme court case in 1939.

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