Object structure

Title:

Rodent cycles in relation to biomass and productivity of ground vegetation and predation in the Palearctic

Creator:

Jędrzejewski, W. ; Jędrzejewska, B.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1996

Description:

Authors have synthesized the data on population dynamics and densites of rodents in seven biomes of the Palearctic (mainly western parts), and related them to the data on standing crop of biomass and the net productivity of ground vegetation (as rough indicators of food availability to rodents). Analysis of 44 long-term (≥ 5 years) series of rodent trapping showed that there was a continuum from highly cyclic to non-cyclic populations. Rodents inhabiting tundra, taiga, steppe, and farmlands (wintercrops) in the temperate zone have highest cyclicity indices. Definetely non-cyclic are rodents in the temperate forests (mixed and deciduous forests, steppe woodland) and desert.

Subject and Keywords:

generalist predators ; ground vegetation biomass ; Palaearctic ; predation ; productivity ; rodent cycles ; specialist predators

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

41

Issue:

1

Start page:

1

End page:

34

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.96-1

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund