Do small mammals prey upon an invasive ectoparasite of cervids?
Abstract:Predation is often considered an important factor for population regulation and in some cases for the invasion success of prey. Small mammalian predation may be a major force in the population regulation of many ground-dwelling invertebrate species. The deer ked (
Keywords: Cervidae; Hippoboscidae; Lipoptena cervi; cervidés; deer ked; ectoparasite; foraging; hippoboscidés; invasion; mouche du cerf; petit mammifère; predator; prédateur; quête de nourriture; small mammal
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: University of Eastern Finland, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland. 2: Finnish Wildlife Agency, Fantsintie 13-14, FI-00890 Helsinki, Finland. 3: University of Oulu, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 3000, FI-90014 Oulu, Finland. 4: University of Helsinki, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, Nurminiementie 2, FI-93600 Kuusamo, Finland. 5: University of Jyväskylä, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Konnevesi Research Station, P.O. Box 35, FI-40014 Jyväskylä, Finland.
Publication date: August 23, 2012
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