Voles on small islands: effects of food limitation and alien predation

@article{Fey2008VolesOS,
  title={Voles on small islands: effects of food limitation and alien predation},
  author={Karen Fey and Peter B Banks and Erkki Korpim{\"a}ki},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2008},
  volume={157},
  pages={419-428}
}
Ecosystems of three trophic levels may be bottom–up (by food-plant availability) and/or top–down (by predators) limited. Top–down control might be of greater consequence when the predation impact comes from an alien predator. We conducted a replicated two-factor experiment with field voles (Microtus agrestis) during 2004–2005 on small islands of the outer archipelago of the Baltic Sea, south-west Finland, manipulating both predation impact by introduced American mink (Mustela vison) and winter… CONTINUE READING

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