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Bart A. Nolet, Silke Bauer, Nicole Feige, Yakov I. Kokorev, Igor Yu. Popov and Barwolt S. Ebbinge Faltering lemming cycles reduce productivity and population size of a migratory Arctic goose species Journal of Animal Ecology 82

Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12060

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Lemmings have long been known to indirectly affect productivity of Arctic-nesting birds, but here the authors present the first evidence for effects of lemming abundance on population size of a migratory bird species. The results illustrate the wider negative impacts of collapsing lemming cycles in several northern regions ascribed to winter climate changes.

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