ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 217–221. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text © N.F. Chernousova, O.V. Tolkachev, 2007, published in Ekologiya, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 236–240. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Specific Features of Population Dynamics and Species Diversity of Shrews in Urbanized Areas N. F. Chernousova and O. V. Tolkachev Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144; e-mail: email@example.com Received July 10, 2006 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413607030125 Key words: shrews, species composition, population dynamics, species diversity, urbanization. The most interesting and important processes stim- natural epizootic diseases such as hemorrhagic fever ulated by urbanization take place at the periphery of with renal syndrome. In recent years, outbreaks of this urban agglomerations expanding into natural ecosys- disease were recorded in several regions of Russia, tems. The zone of contact between natural and urban- including the Urals (Informatsionnyi sbornik…, 1997; ized landscapes is characterized by a highly speciﬁc Epizootologicheskii monitoring…, 2002). environment, which Neronov (2001) named “urbanoec- Thus, research on the dynamics of abundance and otone.” Studies on the role of urbanoecotones in the species composition of shrews in the anthropogenically maintenance of
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