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Habitat preference of Canada lynx through a cycle in snowshoe hare abundance

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2003

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Mowat, Garth, and Slough, Brian, 2003, Habitat preference of Canada lynx through a cycle in snowshoe hare abundance: Canadian journal of zoology, v. 81, no. 10, p. 1736-1745.

Summary

We assessed habitat preference of a lynx (Lynx canadensis) population through 8 years of a snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) cycle. Seventy-four percent of our southern Yukon study area was approximately 30-year-old regenerating forest resulting from a large wildfire. The study area was not trapped and lynx density was very high compared with other populations in North America. Contrary to our prediction, there was no discernable shift in habitat preference through the hare cycle; however, our habitat types were coarsely mapped and our radiolocations relatively inaccurate. Lynx may have altered their habitat preferences at finer scales (for patches <2 ha). Lynx showed strong preference for regenerating habitats over mature white spruce [...]

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3397 record import test
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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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