From monogamy to complexity: social organization of arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) in contrasting ecosystems
Abstract:Canids display pronounced intraspecific variation in social organization, ranging from single breeding females to large and complex groups. Despite several hypotheses in this matter, little is understood about the ecological factors underlying this flexibility. We have used the arctic fox (
Keywords: Vulpes lagopus; arctic fox; compromis; filiation; hypothèse de la dispersion des ressources; microsatellites; parentage; predation; prédation; renard arctique; resource dispersion hypothesis; trade-off
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Institute of Biology, University of Iceland, Stugata 7, IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland. 2: Grimsö Wildlife Research Station, Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-730 91 Riddarhyttan, Sweden. 3: Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, N-7485 Trondheim, Norway. 4: Norwegian Polar Institute, FRAM Centre, N-9296 Tromsø, Norway. 5: Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden.
Publication date: 2012-09-17
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