brown lemming


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Synonyms for brown lemming

of northwestern Canada and Alaska

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5 ha area, all four boxes, when checked in late winter, contained winter nests built by brown lemmings but later taken over by weasels (likely Mustela nivalis, judging by feces size).
In 2010, boxes were used by collared lemmings (7/40), brown lemmings (2/40), or both species (4/40), but only brown lemmings used the boxes in 2011.
However, brown lemmings readily go into live traps, even those baited to catch stoats (F.
The brown lemming, Lemmus sibiricus (Rodentia, Arvicolidae), in the Late Pleistocene of Alberta and its postglacial dispersal.
The role of food and cover in population fluctuations of the brown lemming at Point Barrow, Alaska.
Brown lemmings (Lemmus trimucronatus) undergo large population fluctuations, and collared lemmings (Dicrostonyx groenlandicus) are also present, usually in lower numbers.
Common Rat, Rattus norvegicus Brown Lemming, Lemmus sibiricus ++ ++ Collared Lemming, Dicrostonyx ++ +++
Common Rat, Rattus norvegicus Brown Lemming, Lemmus sibiricus +++ +++ +++ Collared Lemming, Dicrostonyx ++ ++ ++
Lemming population dynamics are complex and, Parmelee points out, the fluctuations vary between species as well as from higher latitudes (where only varying lemmings occur) to lower latitudes (where both varying and brown lemmings are found).
As luck would have it, brown lemmings were also fairly abundant in 1952 and built to peak densities in 1953, so he could observe firsthand the dramatic events at snowmelt during a lemming high.