Lemming winter habitat choice: a snow-fencing experiment

Abstract

The insulative value of early and deep winter snow is thought to enhance winter reproduction and survival by arctic lemmings (Lemmus and Dicrostonyx spp). This leads to the general hypothesis that landscapes with persistently low lemming population densities, or low amplitude population fluctuations, have a low proportion of the land base with deep snow. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-011-2167-x

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