Reproduction and survival of rodents in crop fields: the effects of rainfall, crop stage and stone-bund density

  title={Reproduction and survival of rodents in crop fields: the effects of rainfall, crop stage and stone-bund density},
  author={Yonas Meheretu and Kiros Welegerima and Vincent Sluydts and Hans Bauer and Kindeya Gebrehiwot and Jozef Deckers and Rhodes Makundi and Herwig Leirs},
  journal={Wildlife Research},
  pages={158 - 164}
Abstract Context. Reproduction and survival are two of the most important demographic factors that play a major role in changing population abundances of pest species over time and space, solid understanding of which is a useful input to forecast future population changes for proactive management. Aims. We investigated the effects of rainfall, crop-development stage and density of stone bunds on reproductive patterns, and the effects of stone-bund density and sex on survival probabilities of… 

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