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Demographic response of tundra small mammals to a snow fencing experiment

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2013

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Bilodeau, Frédéric, Reid, Donald G., Gauthier, Gilles, Krebs, Charles J., Berteaux, Dominique, and Kenney, Alice J., 2013, Demographic response of tundra small mammals to a snow fencing experiment: Oikos, v. 122, no. 8, p. 1167-1176.

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Snow cover is a key environmental component for tundra wildlife that will be affected by climate change. Change to the snow cover may affect the population dynamics of high-latitude small mammals, which are active throughout the winter and reproduce under the snow. We experimentally tested the hypotheses that a deeper snow cover would enhance the densities and winter reproductive rates of small mammals, but that predation by mustelids could be higher in areas of increased small mammal density. We enhanced snow cover by setting out snow fences at three sites in the Canadian Arctic (Bylot Island, Nunavut, and Herschel Island and Komakuk Beach, Yukon) over periods ranging from one to four years. Densities of winter nests were higher where [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.00220.x
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0030-1299

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