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The impact of American mink Mustela vison and European mink Mustela lutreola on water voles Arvicola terrestris in Belarus

Abstract:

In the U.K. the impact of introduced American mink Mustela vison, on water voles Arvicola terrestris, may be exacerbated by habitat loss and fragmentation. Pristine wetlands in Belarus, which American mink invaded in the early 1990s, provide a three-pronged opportunity to test this hypothesis. First, we examine the evidence that, even in the unmanaged wetlands of our Belarussian study site, American mink have reduced water vole populations. Second, we ask whether habitat size, type and isolat...

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Journal:
ECOGRAPHY
Volume:
25
Issue:
3
Pages:
295-302
Publication date:
2002-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1600-0587
ISSN:
0906-7590
URN:
uuid:00a2f58a-c187-45a1-a346-3850dea60c19
Source identifiers:
210821
Local pid:
pubs:210821
Language:
English

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