The influence of fish abundance on the otter ( Lutra lutra ) populations in Iberian Mediterranean habitats

@inproceedings{RuizOlmo2001TheIO,
  title={The influence of fish abundance on the otter ( Lutra lutra ) populations in Iberian Mediterranean habitats},
  author={Jordi Ruiz-Olmo and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a L{\'o}pez-Mart{\'i}n and Santiago Belda Palaz{\'o}n},
  year={2001}
}
Recent studies show that the availability of prey influences the ecology of otters by regulating breeding, carrying capacity and mortality. Mediterranean habitats experience extreme seasonal variation in water flow – a stress period can occur in summer when water flows and levels are low with long periods of drought, while torrential floods usually occur in autumn and spring. Reservoirs can affect this situation by further influencing water flow regimes and acting as a barrier. Our data show… CONTINUE READING

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