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Reproduction, hibernation, and population regulation of arctic ground squirrels (Spermophilus parryii plesius)

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2000

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Karels, T. J., 2000, Reproduction, hibernation, and population regulation of arctic ground squirrels (Spermophilus parryii plesius): University of Toronto.

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Populations of arctic ground squirrels in the boreal forest of the southwest Yukon were studied in order to answer the following questions: (1) What are the mechanisms of population regulation in arctic ground squirrel populations, (2) How does variation among individuals and their environment influence their reproduction and survival, and (3) How does variation in habitat influence hibernating strategies of arctic ground squirrels? In spring 1996, control densities of ground squirrels were 1.6 per ha, and four other populations ranged in density from 3.2 to 30.1 per ha as a result of a 10-year (1987-96) large scale manipulation of food and predators in the boreal forest of the Kluane Boreal Forest Ecosystem Project. When the Kluane [...]

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Karels, T. J.
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University of Toronto

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