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Lack of reproduction in muskoxen and arctic hares caused by early winter?

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A lack of young muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) and arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) in the Eureka area of Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories (now Nunavut), Canada, was observed during summer 1998, in contrast to most other years since 1986. Evidence of malnourished muskoxen was also found. Early winter weather and a consequent 50% reduction of the 1997 summer replenishment period appeared to be the most likely cause, giving rise to a new hypothesis about conditions that might cause adverse demographic effects in arctic herbivores.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Lack of reproduction in muskoxen and arctic hares caused by early winter?
Series title:
Arctic
Volume
53
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
p. 69-71
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Arctic
First page:
69
Last page:
71
Number of Pages:
3