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Application of change-point analysis to determine winter sleep patterns of the raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) from body temperature recordings and a multi-faceted dietary and behavioral study of wintering

Anne-Mari Mustonen12*, Terttu Lempiäinen3, Mikko Aspelund4, Paavo Hellstedt5, Katri Ikonen2, Juhani Itämies6, Ville Vähä7, Jaakko Erkinaro7, Juha Asikainen2, Mervi Kunnasranta8, Pekka Niemelä9, Jari Aho10 and Petteri Nieminen12

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1 Institute of Biomedicine/Anatomy, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 1627, FI-70211, Kuopio, Finland

2 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Forestry, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 111, FI-80101, Joensuu, Finland

3 Botanical museum, Department of Biology, University of Turku, FI-20014, Turku, Finland

4 Department of Physics and Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Forestry, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 111 FI-80101, Joensuu, Finland

5 Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 27, FI-00014, Helsinki, Finland

6 Zoological museum, Department of Biology, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 3000, FI-90014, Oulu, Finland

7 Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, P.O. Box 413, FI-90014, Oulu, Finland

8 Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, Itäinen Pitkäkatu 3, FI-20520, Turku, Finland

9 Department of Biology, University of Turku, FI-20014, Turku, Finland

10 Municipal Veterinary Clinic of Joensuu, Takilatie 5, FI-80110, Joensuu, Finland

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BMC Ecology 2012, 12:27  doi:10.1186/1472-6785-12-27

Published: 13 December 2012

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Monthly total volumes of all digestible food items in the stomachs and intestines of wild raccoon dogs.

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Diversity of mammals in the stomachs of wild raccoon dogs.

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Diversity of mammals in the intestines of wild raccoon dogs.

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Diversity of plants in the stomachs of wild raccoon dogs.

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Diversity of plants in the intestines of wild raccoon dogs.

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Diversity of birds in the stomachs and intestines of wild raccoon dogs.

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Diversity of fish in the stomachs and intestines of wild raccoon dogs.

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Diversity of invertebrates in the stomachs and intestines of wild raccoon dogs.

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Distribution of dietary items in the stomachs and intestines of wild raccoon dogs.

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Relative changes in the proportions of selected adipose tissue fatty acids during winter in wild raccoon dogs.

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