Cyclicity in the long-term population dynamics of diving ducks

Cyclicity in the long-term population dynamics of diving ducks ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2017, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 298–301. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2017. Original Russian Text © M.A. Selivanova, A.I. Mikhant’ev, E.L. Erdakov, 2017, published in Ekologiya, 2017, No. 3, pp. 234–238. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS M. A. Selivanova, A. I. Mikhant’ev*, and E. L. Erdakov Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 630091 Russia *e-mail: Received April 29, 2015 Keywords: diving ducks, population dynamics, cycles, spectral analysis, North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) DOI: 10.1134/S1067413617030171 Waterfowl are one of the best-studied animal nests were found, and variation in the number of nests groups. Research on their breeding biology, behavior, between years was evaluated. migrations, and wintering has largely explained their For comparative analysis, we used long-term series population dynamics and factors on which they of data on censuses of duck nests over different periods depend. In most cases, conclusions based on long- of time. Latvian ornithologists performed relevant term observations on these birds concern certain studies on Lake Engure (57°15′ N, 23°07′ N), where trends in their abundance, but there is also evidence A. ferina ranked first among ducks in the number of for the existence of waterfowl population Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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