Decline and recovery of a high Arctic wolf-prey system



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A long-existing system of wolves (Canis lupus), muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) and arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) in a 2600 km]2 area of Canada's High Arctic (80DG N latitude) began collapsing in 1997 because of unusual adverse summer weather but recovered to a level at which all three species were rreproducing by 2004. Recovery of wolf presence and reproduction appeared to be more dependent on muskox increase than on hare increase.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Decline and recovery of a high Arctic wolf-prey system
Series title Arctic
Volume 58
Issue 3
Year Published 2005
Language English
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 3 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Arctic
First page 305
Last page 307
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