Indirect effects of lemming cycles on sandpiper dynamics: 50 years of counts from southern Sweden

@article{Blomqvist2002IndirectEO,
  title={Indirect effects of lemming cycles on sandpiper dynamics: 50 years of counts from southern Sweden},
  author={Sven Blomqvist and No{\'e}l M. A. Holmgren and Susanne {\AA}kesson and Anders Hedenstr{\"o}m and Jan Pettersson},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2002},
  volume={133},
  pages={146-158}
}
Abstract. The bird–lemming hypothesis postulates that breeding success of tundra-nesting geese and waders in Siberia follows the cyclic pattern of lemming populations, as a result of predators switching from lemmings to birds when the lemming population crashes. We present 50 years of data on constant-effort catches of red knot Calidris canutus and curlew sandpiper C. ferruginea at an autumn migratory stopover site (Ottenby) at the Baltic Sea, supplemented with literature data on winter… 

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