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Population dynamics of red-backed voles (Myodes) in North America

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2012

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Boonstra, Rudy, and Krebs, Charles J., 2012, Population dynamics of red-backed voles (Myodes) in North America: Oecologia, v. 168, no. 3, p. 601-20.

Summary

We review the population dynamics of red-backed voles (Myodes species) in North America, the main deciduous and coniferous forest-dwelling microtines on this continent, and compare and contrast their pattern with that of the same or similar species in Eurasia. We identify 7 long-term studies of population changes in Myodes in North America. Using autoregressive and spectral analysis, we found that only 2 of the 7 show 3- to 5-year cycles like those found in some Eurasian populations. There was no relationship between latitude and cycling. The general lack of cyclicity is associated with two key aspects of their demography that act in tandem: first, poor overwinter survival in most years; second, chronically low densities, with irregular [...]

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NWBLCC-20160503-Saved.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1007/s00442-011-2120-z
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0029-8549

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