Is alloparenting helpful for Mednyi Island arctic foxes, Alopex lagopus semenovi?

@article{Kruchenkova2008IsAH,
  title={Is alloparenting helpful for Mednyi Island arctic foxes, Alopex lagopus semenovi?},
  author={Elena P. Kruchenkova and Michael E. Goltsman and Sergei Sergeev and David W Macdonald},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2008},
  volume={96},
  pages={457-466}
}
The Arctic Fox Alopex lagopus semenovi population on Mednyi Island is completely isolated and subsists largely by scavenging on seabird colonies, which have remained abundant and spatio-temporally predictable for many years. We compared population data at the beginning of 1976/1978 and some time after 1994–2005, finding an 85% decline in fox numbers due to disease, to assess the effect of population size on social structure. A total of 81 groups of known size and composition was observed during… CONTINUE READING
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