Ecological mechanisms maintaining the demographic and spatial structure of small mammal populations

Ecological mechanisms maintaining the demographic and spatial structure of small mammal populations ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2014, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 441–444. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2014. Original Russian Text © O.A. Zhigalski, 2014, published in Ekologiya, 2014, No. 5, pp. 393–396. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Ecological Mechanisms Maintaining the Demographic and Spatial Structure of Small Mammal Populations O. A. Zhigalski Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia email: Received February 22, 2013 Keywords: ecological capacity, Clethrionomys glareolus, population dynamics, population structure, small mammals, spatial structure, food resources, densitydependent regulation, demography, cycles DOI: 10.1134/S1067413614020118 The dynamics of abundance is an integrated indi population dynamics in the bank vole (Clethrionomys cator of its state and reflects the outcome of its inter glareolus Schreber, 1780). Both plots were in the action with the environment. The breeding cycles of boreal zone. The Udmurt plot was in the subzone of animals are timed to the spring–summer season, linden–fir–spruce subtaiga forests in the center of the which may be regarded as a major factor responsible bank vole range, where conditions were optimal for for the delayed response of a population to changes in the species. The Karelian plot was in the middle Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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