Indirect food web interactions mediated by predator–rodent dynamics: relative roles of lemmings and voles

@inproceedings{Ims2013IndirectFW,
  title={Indirect food web interactions mediated by predator–rodent dynamics: relative roles of lemmings and voles},
  author={Rolf Anker Ims and John-Andr{\'e} Henden and Anders V. Thingnes and Siw Turid Killengreen},
  booktitle={Biology letters},
  year={2013}
}
Production cycles in birds are proposed as prime cases of indirect interactions in food webs. They are thought to be driven by predators switching from rodents to bird nests in the crash phase of rodent population cycles. Although rodent cycles are geographically widespread and found in different rodent taxa, bird production cycles appear to be most profound in the high Arctic where lemmings dominate. We hypothesized that this may be due to arctic lemmings inducing stronger predator responses… CONTINUE READING
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