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Geographical gradients in diet affect population dynamics of Canada lynx  

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2007

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Roth, James D., Marshall, John D., Murray, Dennis L., Nickerson, David M., and Steury, Todd D., 2007, Geographical gradients in diet affect population dynamics of Canada lynx  : Ecology, v. 88, no. 11, p. 2736-2743.

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Geographical gradients in the stability of cyclic populations of herbivores and their predators may relate to the degree of specialization of predators. However, such changes are usually associated with transition from specialist to generalist predator species, rather than from geographical variation in dietary breadth of specialist predators. Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) and snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) populations undergo cyclic fluctuations in northern parts of their range, but cycles are either greatly attenuated or lost altogether in the southern boreal forest where prey diversity is higher. We tested the influence of prey specialization on population cycles by measuring the stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios in lynx [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1890/07-0147.1; 14 10.1890/07-0147.1
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0012-9658

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