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Rapid, landscape scale responses in riparian tundra vegetation to exclusion of small and large mammalian herbivores
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2011)
Productive tundra plant communities composed of a variety of fast growing herbaceous and woody plants are likely to attract mammalian herbivores. Such vegetation is likely to respond to different-sized herbivores more rapidly than currently acknowledged from the tundra. Accentuated by currently changing populations of arctic mammals there is a need to understand impacts of different-sized herbivores ...
Shedding new light on the diet of Norwegian lemmings: DNA metabarcoding of stomach content
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
Lemmings are key herbivores in many arctic food webs, and their population dynamics have major impacts on the functioning of tundra systems. However, current knowledge of lemming diet is limited, hampering evaluation of lemming–vegetation interactions. This lack of knowledge is mainly due to methodological challenges, as previously used microhistological methods result in large proportions of poorly ...
Transferability of biotic interactions: temporal consistency of arctic plant-rodent relationships is poor
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-17)
Variability in biotic interaction strength is an integral part of food web functioning. However, the consequences of the spatial and temporal variability of biotic interactions are poorly known, in particular for predicting species abundance and distribution. The amplitude of rodent population cycles (i.e., peak-phase abundances) has been hypothesized to be determined by vegetation properties ...