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Record number 455689
Title Brent goose colonies near snowy owls: Internest distances in relation to breeding arctic fox densities
Author(s) Kharitonov, S.P.; Ebbinge, B.S.; Fouw, J. de
Source Biology Bulletin / Russian Academy of Sciences 40 (2013)1. - ISSN 1062-3590 - p. 45 - 51.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1134/S106235901301007X
Department(s) Alterra - Animal ecology
Centre for Ecosystem Studies
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) rough-legged buzzards - peregrine falcons - taimyr peninsula - lemmings
Abstract It was shown that in the years when the numbers of the Arctic foxes are high, even though the lemming numbers are high as well, Brent geese nest considerably closer to owls' nests than in the years with low Arctic fox numbers. At values of the Arctic fox densities greater than one breeding pair per 20 km(2), the factor of lemming numbers ceases to affect the distance between owl and geese nests. This distance becomes dependent on the Arctic fox density (numbers). When the Arctic fox density is greater than the pronounced threshold, the owl-Brent internest distance is inversely and linearly related to the Arctic fox density. DOI: 10.1134/S106235901301007X
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