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Table 4 Behavioural variables tested in 492 common voles at 4 seasons

From: Seasonal variation in the behaviour of a short-lived rodent

  Latencies (log(s + 1)) Activity levels
Season Open-field Barrier-test Open-field (sqrt(count)) Barrier-test (cross/min)
  Mean SD Post-hoc Mean SD Post-hoc Mean SD Post-hoc Mean SD Post-hoc
Winter 2.08 0.31 b 1.48 0.74 ab 3.90 0.83 a 3.53 2.61 ab
Spring 1.24 0.62 a 1.09 0.45 a 4.75 0.71 b 3.69 1.91 ab
Summer 1.97 0.34 b 1.17 0.59 a 4.43 0.87 ab 3.73 2.03 a
Autumn 2.05 0.34 b 1.42 0.50 b 4.45 0.81 ab 2.87 3.13 b
  1. Descriptives of transformed variables, pairwise post-hoc comparisons (Games-Howell) among seasons, compact letter display: different letters indicate significant differences p < 0.05 among months.