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Dependence of Clethrionomys rufocanus on focal forest patch size and quality
Umeå universitet.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4208-345X
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2006 (English)In: Book of Abstracts, 2006, 19-20 p.Conference paper, Meeting abstract (Other academic)
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The "local patch quality perspective" revealed the importance to C. rufocanus of a large patch of forest >60 yr old containing a lot of old-growth (pine) forest (>100 yr). In fact, at the landscape level, the frequency distribution of focal patches of forest >60 yr old and especially their content of old-growth pine forest (>100 yr), relative to the properties of plots with C. rufocanus, suggests that there are few forest patches left that are suitable for C. rufocanus in our study area. Our results strongly suggest habitat fragmentation as a contributing cause to the long-term decline of C. rufocanus.

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2006. 19-20 p.
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Landscape Ecology
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37318Local ID: b4d8d000-ec23-11db-88eb-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1010816
European Congress of Conservation Biology : 22/08/2006 - 26/08/2006
Godkänd; 2006; 20070416 (ysko)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved

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