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Beavers (Castor canadensis) facilitate early access by Canada geese (Branta canadensis) to nesting habitat and areas of open water in Canada's boreal wetlands

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2013

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Bromley, Chantal K., and Hood, Glynnis A., 2013, Beavers (Castor canadensis) facilitate early access by Canada geese (Branta canadensis) to nesting habitat and areas of open water in Canada's boreal wetlands: Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde, v. 78, no. 1, p. 73-77.

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Several studies demonstrate how beavers influence waterfowl habitat availability, ultimately improving waterfowl breeding success; however, no current research links beavers to early season nesting activities of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) in northern climates. We examined how beavers facilitate early access to open water for geese at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park (MLPP), Canada. We surveyed 32 active and 39 inactive beaver ponds to examine whether beavers facilitate early access to open water. Open water occurred 10.7 days earlier at active beaver ponds (mean ice-off day = 87.54, s = 13.88) than inactive ponds (mean ice-off day = 98.19, s = 9.07), especially adjacent to main lodge entrances and winter food caches. Snowpack was [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org.arlis.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2012.02.009
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1616-5047

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