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Predictors of current and longer-term patterns of abundance of American pikas (<i>Ochotona princeps</i>) across a leading-edge protected area

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Lucas Moyer-Horner, Erik A. Beever, Douglas H. Johnson, Mark Beil, and Jami Belt, 2016, Predictors of current and longer-term patterns of abundance of American pikas (<i>Ochotona princeps</i>) across a leading-edge protected area: PLoS ONE, v. 11, iss. 11.

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American pikas (Ochotona princeps) have been heralded as indicators of montane-mammal response to contemporary climate change. Pikas no longer occupy the driest and lowest-elevation sites in numerous parts of their geographic range. Conversely, pikas have exhibited higher rates of occupancy and persistence in Rocky Mountain and Sierra Nevada montane ‘mainlands’. Research and monitoring efforts on pikas across the western USA have collectively shown the nuance and complexity with which climate will often act on species in diverse topographic and climatic contexts. However, to date no studies have investigated habitat, distribution, and abundance of pikas across hundreds of sites within a remote wilderness area. Additionally, relatively [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167051
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