Density-dependent regulatory mechanisms in the sexual maturation of male red-backed voles

Density-dependent regulatory mechanisms in the sexual maturation of male red-backed voles ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2015, Vol. 46, No. 6, pp. 592–594. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2015. Original Russian Text © O.A. Zhigalskii, V.P. Mamina, 2015, published in Ekologiya, 2015, No. 6, pp. 473–475. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS DensityDependent Regulatory Mechanisms in the Sexual Maturation of Male RedBacked Voles O. A. Zhigalskii and V. P. Mamina Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia email: Received December 11, 2014 Keywords: Clethrionomys glareolus, abundance dynamics, smallsized mammals, reproductive function, sex ual maturation of males, spermatogenesis, densitydependent regulation, demography, cycles DOI: 10.1134/S1067413615060247 The modern concept for regulation of the abun number of young immature males in populations of dance of mammals is based on the combined influence C. glareolus living in the central and peripheral parts of of two radically different processes: accidental and the habitat differed in a statistically significant man regular changes in the environmental conditions; reg ner. In the population, which settled in the central part ulatory mechanisms employing the feedback principle of the habitat (Udmurtia), the abundance of young and striving to level these fluctuations. Accordingly, immature males in June–July at different phases was there are Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Density-dependent regulatory mechanisms in the sexual maturation of male red-backed voles

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